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Sex & Death: Stories Hardcover – 1 Sep 2016

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (1 Sept. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571322425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571322428
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.7 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 647,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The stories in Sex & Death often show death at a remove . . . But if many characters remain largely oblivious to death until it forces its way into their lives, they are only too conscious of sex and the having of it . . . the division between life and death is at all times thinner and more fragile than we willingly admit. (Chris Power Guardian)

These 20 stories grapple with the meaning of life in myriad heartfelt ways, combining to create a challenging yet life-affirming read. Curl up on the sofa and indulge yourself.' (Imogen Lycett Green Daily Mail)

It could be argued that all tales are, somehow, about sex or death, but in this collection of 20 short stories written by authors around the world, these tantalising themes are thrust into the spotlight. Some are laugh-out-loud funny, such as Alan Warner's Porto Baso Scale Modellers, when an attractive woman tries to join a group of elderly model plane enthusiasts. Some are creepy, for example In The Reactor, by Peter Hobbs, about two dummy nuclear plant workers. And some are overtly sexual, but it's not a collection of soft porn stories. Instead, there's plenty to provoke longer thought - Fin by Lynn Coady and Reversible by Courttia Newland throw up difficult subjects that are hard to forget - with a couple of light-hearted one-shots to balance it all out.' (Graeme Smith The Herald)

snap this one up because it is a treat. (Bookmunch)

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A collection of short stories edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs featuring Ali Smith, Ben Marcus and Kevin Barry

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