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CUT [Kindle Edition]

Ray Robinson
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The short story CUT (Winner of the Phillip Good Memorial Prize) by British novelist Ray Robinson, author of ELECTRICITY.

'A powerful distillation of fear, anger and compassion. Ray Robinson’s “Cut” is one of those short stories I’ll get out and make people read when they question the value of the form. When they question its ability to move you. When they ask how something so short can ever really amount to anything. It provides the perfect answer.'
Nicholas Royle

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3694 KB
  • Print Length: 6 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ray Robinson (23 Mar 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007O778WU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #369,399 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An award-winning short story writer, novelist and screenwriter, Robinson first won attention in 2006 with his debut novel, Electricity (Picador, 2006). It was shortlisted for both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Authors' Club First Novel Award. The film adaptation of Electricity, starring Agyness Deyn as Lily, made its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival 2014.

Robinson's other novels are The Man Without (Picador, 2008), Forgetting Zoe (Heinemann, 2010), and Jawbone Lake (Heinemann, 2014). Forgetting Zoe was a winner of the inaugural Jerwood Fiction Uncovered prize and was the Observer's 'Thriller of the Month'. Robinson was hailed as 'among the most impressive voices of Britain's younger generation' by the Irish Times.

Robinson is a post-graduate of Lancaster University, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Creative Writing in 2006, and is an Editor and Mentor for The Literary Consultancy. He has appeared at literary festivals around the world, including La Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara, Mexico, and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Painfully good 4 April 2012
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This is the first example of Ray Robinson's work that I've read but it definitely won't be the last. I'm not usually a fan of short stories, but this one was so well-crafted, gripping and painful that it hooked me right from the start. In 'Cut', Ray shows a clean, honest style of writing that can be acidic bit is always economical and hard-hitting. Stepping inside the character's head opened up a view of this tricky subject that I'd not seen before. I'm going to read it again today because I think it will be one of those pieces of writing that reveals new angles with each read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Orgami of the Soul 31 Mar 2012
By Dr_S
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CUT offers a sensitive exploration of the pain and guilt of physical and psychological changes in a twenty-first century relationship. Tracking mere minutes in the lives of two walking wounded partners struggling to cope with the reality of change, Robinson's narrative suggests that the greatest distance can be found in moments of great intimacy. Sympathetic to the fears and experiences of his characters, he presents the complicated construction of an origami of the soul, challenging the capacity of the form to articulate ideas and complexities that a novel would struggle to negotiate. A must-read contemporary short story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Punches above its weight 30 Mar 2012
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For a story that takes maybe ten, fifteen minutes to read this packs a powerful punch. The title works at multiple levels - some all-too-real, some metaphorical - that inform one another as the story edges towards its moving climax. It's a visceral tale, like most of Robinson's work, yet with the kind of emotional depth you'd expect from something much longer and more articulated. I'm impressed, and I'll certainly be reading it again.
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