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Sudden Traveller by Sarah Hall (Author)

Sudden Traveller

Sarah Hall (Author)

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Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication date: 7 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9780571345045

Sudden Traveller is Sarah Hall's third story collection. From Turkish forest and coastline to the gorges of the Pacific Northwest and the rain-drenched villages of Cumbria, Hall's characters walk, drive, dream, and fly, trying to reconcile themselves with their journeys through life, death, and love.

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4 stars out of 5
Alice O'Keeffe
16 Aug 2019

"The difficulty with writing about any collection of short stories by Hall is that I have only ordinary, prosaic language to describe them—whereas Hall's writing soars"

The difficulty with writing about any collection of short stories by Hall is that I have only ordinary, prosaic language to describe them—whereas Hall's writing soars. With elements of science fiction, folktale and myth, these extraordinary stories move from rain-soaked Cumbrian villages to far futher afield. She is the only writer ever to be shortlisted three times for the BBC National Short Story Award, and has also been twice nominated for the Man Booker. My favourite here is the opening "M" in which a lawyer transforms into an avenging angel, buoyed by cold rage.

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