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Ellipsis 2

Jane Rogers, Polly Clark and Zoe Lambert

Ellipsis 2
RRP: GBP 7.95
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Price: GBP 7.16
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ISBN: 978 0 954828 03 5
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies, British, Women
Imprint: Comma Press
Published: September 2006
198 x 129 x 12 mm
224 pages
Publisher: Comma Press
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  •     A bank manager arrives at work one day to find himself the new employer of his ex-wife.

    In the middle of a shift a divorced bus driver abandons his vehicle, to search for his estranged son.

    Two sisters come to terms with their father’s disappearance with the help of a skeleton called Indira.

    The stories in Ellipsis 2 explore the inherent dysfunctionality of almost all relationships, their aftermaths, and the lengths people go to to redeem them. From the ingrained resentments of Jane Rogers’ parent-child histories, to the twisted claustrophobia of Polly Clark’s couples, and the absence that travels beside each passenger in Zoe Lambert’s bus sequence – these stories demonstrate the transforming, often alienating affect a relationship can have on the individuals in it, and remind us that being next of kin isn’t always kind.

    Ellipsis is a unique series presenting linked or themed sequences of short stories by three writers in each volume.

    Jane Rogers
    Jane Rogers was born in London in 1952 and lived in Birmingham, New York State (Grand Island) and Oxford, before doing an English degree at Cambridge University. She taught English for 6 years before the publication of her first novel, Separate Tracks . Since then she has written eight novels including ... read more
    Polly Clark
    Polly Clark studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University and took an MA in English Literature at Oxford Brookes. In 1997 she received an Eric Gregory Award for her poetry. Her first collection Kiss (Bloodaxe) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and is to be followed this year with a second. ... read more
    Zoe Lambert
    Zoe Lambert is a Manchester based writer. She has an MA in Creative Writing at UEA and a PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University. She lectures on the creative writing MA at the Universities of Bolton and Edge Hill. She was the founder of cult Manchester literature night, Verberate, and is a ... read more
    Awards won by Jane Rogers Winner, 2013 Edge Hill Short Story Prize
    (Hitting Trees with Sticks)
    Praise for Jane Rogers 'Enjoyable to the point of addiction.'
    'Rogers displays a knack for drawing on life's subtle and uncanny parallels.'
    'A set of cliche-free stories that rarely end up where you'd expect.'
    The Independent
    'A fitting nod to the glory of fiction.'
    The Guardian
    'Warm, wise, insightful, sharply observed and beautifully written – each story is a world in microcosm.'
    Marina Lewycka
    'Thrilling, ambitious stories that cross continents and soar from cells to stars.'
    Maggie Gee
    'There is nothing predictable about a Jane Rogers story. She has the confidence and skill to inhabit many different voices and different worlds. She slides the reader, in imagination, to a snow-bound France, to Africa, to the Caribbean: she takes us into offices and libraries, under the sea and into the forest, and also into the vast untrodden country of memory that we carry around inside. Her observation of our species is tender, precise, illuminating.'
    Hilary Mantel
    Praise for Zoe Lambert 'Reading  'The War Tour' is like wandering through a labyrinth of the unexpected,  full of marvellous things... Lambert gazes into the abyss and does not flinch.'
    3:AM Magazine
    'A startling good collection of stories by a confident writer. Reading it is like taking a masterclass in how to do it well.'
    MsLexia Magazine
     'Ranging confidently across time and place, Lambert's stories are sharply observed, moving, and continually surprising.'
    Jane Rogers
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