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The Manet girl

Author: Charles Boyle
Publisher: Cromer : Salt, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stories in "The Manet Girl" explore sexual relations - from both male and female points of view - in the present, but sometimes with a backdrop of several decades. Stories of desire and confusion - other men and other women - sit alongside stories of art - galleries, studios, allusions to painters - which gets in the way as least as often as it illuminates. Choices are made, in the knowledge that distractions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Boyle
ISBN: 9781907773457 1907773452
OCLC Number: 817267370
Awards: Long-listed for Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2014 (UK)
Long-listed for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2013 (Ireland)
Description: 161 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Budapest --
The Manet girl --
Flippertigibbet --
Distraction --
Back row, fourth from the right --
A Thursday --
Peter was in Paris --
Lives of the artists --
Early modern --
White dogs --
Somewhere at six --
Tiredness can kill --
The rainy season.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Charles Boyle.

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The stories in The Manet Girl explore situations in which desire, cutting through the demands of daily life, blurs all rational distinctions between what is important and what is distraction.  Read more...

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