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Worlds from the Word's End

By (author) Joanna Walsh
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: And Other Stories, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Sep 2017
Dimensions: w 129mm h 198mm
ISBN-10: 1911508105
ISBN-13: 9781911508106
Barcode No: 9781911508106
The much-anticipated fiction follow-up to Vertigo, this collection cements Joanna Walsh's reputation as one of the sharpest writers of this century. Wearing her learning lightly, Walsh's stories make us see the world afresh while showing us she has read the world. In 'Like a Fish Needs a ...' - perhaps the funniest, most freewheeling story ever written about cycling (and Freud and and and ...) you read shenanigans worthy of Flann O'Brien. Meanwhile, in 'Worlds from the Word's End', Walsh conjures up a country in which words themselves fall out of fashion - something that will never happen wherever Walsh is read.

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'Joanna Walsh is fast becoming one of our most important writers.' Deborah Levy-----------'Walsh's writing has intellectual rigour and bags of formal bravery.' Melissa Harrison, Financial Times------------'Haunting and unforgettable stories.' Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick----------'Profoundly affecting.' Alex Preston, Best Books of 2016, The Guardian----------'Beautifully simple and unembellished.' Claire Hazelton, The Guardian----------'Beautifully wrought.' Cathy Rentzenbrink, Stylist----------'Intriguing, one I return to and discover more layers in each time.' Elizabeth Reapy, Irish Times Books of the Year----------'By turns funny, surreal, modernist, remaining at all times accessible.' Sarah Gilmartin, Irish Times----------'A genuinely original collection, sharp and sparse.' Mike McCormack, Irish Independent----------'Walsh is a sublimely elegant writer.' Sarah Ditum, New Statesman----------'Splendidly wry and offbeat ... both intellectual and aware.' Lesley McDowell, Sunday Herald----------'Indefinable.' Big Issue North----------'Think Renata Adler's Speedboat with a faster engine.' Steph Cha, Los Angeles Times----------'Her stories reveal a psychological landscape lightly spooked by loneliness, jealousy and alienation.' Heidi Julavits, New York Times----------'Vertigo is a funny, absurd collection of stories.' Maddie Crum, The Huffington Post----------'Her writing sways between the tense and the absurd.' Jonathon Sturgeon, Flavorwire----------'A feat of language.' Kirkus, Starred Review----------'Walsh is an inventive, honest writer.' Publishers Weekly----------'This collection makes the familiar alien, breaking down and remaking quotidian situations, and in the process turning them into gripping literature.' Vol. 1 Brooklyn----------'Moments of blazing perspicacity, creativity, intelligence, and dark humour are insanely abundant in [Walsh's] writing.' Natalie Helberg, Numero Cinq----------'Vertigo is a writer's coup, an overthrow of everyday language.' Darcie Dennigan, The Rumpus