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The China Factory
by Mary Costello

ISBN: 9781922147417
PUBLISHER: Text Publishing Co
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 176
PUBLICATION DATE: 24.04.2013
DIMENSIONS: 198mmX128mm

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A collection of twelve exquisite stories that explore how ordinary men and women endure the trials and complexities of life and the ripples of disquiet that lie beneath the surface. An elderly schoolteacher recalls the single act of youthful passion that changed her life forever; a young gardener has an unsettling encounter with a suburban housewife; a wife who miscalculated the guarantees of marriage embarks upon an online affair. And in the title story a teenage girl strikes up an unlikely friendship with a lonely bachelor. Love, loss, betrayal. Grief, guilt, longing. The act of grace or forgiveness that can suddenly transform and redeem lives. In these twelve haunting stories Mary Costello examines the passions and perils of everyday life and relationships and, with startling insight, casts a light on the darkest corners of the human heart. With a calm intensity and an undertow of sadness, she reveals the secret fears and yearnings of her characters, and those isolated moments when a few words or a small deed can change everything, with stark and sometimes brutal consequences. The stories in this collection: The China Factory You Fill up My Senses Things I See The Patio Man This Falling Sickness Sleeping with a Stranger And Who Will Pay Charon? The Astral Plane Little Disturbances Room in Her Head Insomniac The Sewing Room

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