A Modern Life: sweet and salty short stories
|Author: Jane Turley|
Publisher: Sweet and Salty Books
Sales Rank: 559,123
Format: Kindle eBook
Language: English (Published)
Media: Kindle Edition
Publication Date: March 24, 2014
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A Modern Life is a collection of thirteen contemporary short stories for time-pressed readers. A reflection on the challenges of living in the twenty-first century, A Modern Life covers a multitude of topics including marriage, murder, child abduction, climate change, homosexuality and war as well as featuring Jane Turley's distinctive slapstick-comedy tales. A versatile and original voice, this is Jane’s first collection of stories and a precursor to her début comedy novel, The Changing Room.
“I would not change a single word” - Hilary Johnson Authors' Advisory Service on the short story A Modern Life.
“ ‘No Returns’ reads more like a prose poem, full of exquisite turns of phrase.This is a desperate woman’s life in miniature, full of sexually poignant poetry and glimpses of everyday strangeness. A worthy winner.” Ray Robinson, author of Forgetting Zoe and Electricity on the short story No Returns.
“ReadWave are enormously pleased to publish Jane Turley's chilling but poignant story, The Princess and the Thief, and we're even more delighted that we can bring this story to readers across the world through our Worldreader program.” Rob Tucker, CEO Readwave
From the sinister to the sentimental and the sublime to the slapstick, A Modern Life is a diverse compilation of stories for the reader who likes to be thoroughly entertained with original and thought-provoking fiction.
Word count; 31,000 including the opening chapter of The Changing Room
Jane Turley lives in the UK. She is a wife, mother and very bad cook. She has written for the BBC and for the literary ezine The View From Here. She also writes the blog The Witty Ways of a Wayward Wife which can be found at www.janeturley.net
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