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Winter stories

Author: Ingvild H Rishøi; Diane Oatley
Publisher: London : Seagull Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Winter Stories, Norwegian author Ingrid H. Rishøi gives us three contemporary tales about personal resilience in the face of adversity. We meet a teenager on the run from social services with her younger half-sister and half-brother in tow; a young single mother struggling to provide adequately for her daughter; and an ex-convict striving to overcome personal shortcomings and build a relationship with his son.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Novellas
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Ingvild H Rishøi
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingvild H Rishøi; Diane Oatley
ISBN: 9780857426109 0857426109
OCLC Number: 1033654344
Language Note: Translated from the Norwegian.
Notes: Originally published: 2014.
Description: 189 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: We can't help everybody --
The right Thomas --
Siblings.
Other Titles: Vinternoveller.
Responsibility: Ingvild H. Rishøi ; translated by Diane Oatley.

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"In Winter Stories, Norwegian author Ingrid H. Rishøi gives us three contemporary tales about personal resilience in the face of adversity. We meet a teenager on the run from social services with her younger half-sister and half-brother in tow; a young single mother struggling to provide adequately for her daughter; and an ex-convict striving to overcome personal shortcomings and build a relationship with his son. Driven by a fundamental need to secure and protect relationships with loved ones, Rishøi's characters stumble, fall, and climb to their feet again--even though the deck inevitably seems to be stacked against them. Seemingly minor snags in their best-laid plans carry the risk of undermining everything with potentially life-altering consequences. What these stories illustrate, however, is how small victories and the unexpected compassion of virtual strangers can have a far-reaching and profound impact. With empathy and sensitivity, the poetic sensibility of Rishøi's literary voice beautifully illuminates the fragile vulnerability of the human condition. In a time when the level of skepticism and distrust between people is rising, these stories remind us of the humanity that unites us all."

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