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Burning Your Boats: Collected Short Stories Paperback – 11 Jul 1996

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Classics; New Ed edition (11 July 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099592916
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099592914
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 3.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A fine, fierce, incandescent talent" (Scotland on Sunday)

"Burning Your Boats brings together her four volumes of short fiction...They testify to Carter's range, daring and her invention. An important book" (Irish Times)

"A writer cultured in every sense of the word, whose syntax is ever artful, whose vocabulary is zestfully arcane, whose erudition manifests itself in her work in a shimmering play of parody and illusion. She was one of the century's best writers, and her stories are among her finest works" (Sunday Times)

"This is the voice the young generation are flocking to read and study, and these marvellous collected stories wonderfully explain why no pigeon-hole could ever contain her creator. When you read all the stories collected together, a sense of joy erupts that such writing can exist" (Daily Telegraph)

"World-class stories, woven from their author's high humour, glittering imagination, vital erudition and warm intelligence" (Independent)

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The essential collection of short stories by a daring, joyful writer

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