The Stone Thrower Paperback – 23 Aug 2012
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'Hits the target every time.' --The Guardian
'The Stone Thrower is best viewed as a window on Marek's distinctive imagination, in which the mundane waltzes with the macabre... this bold young writer is refreshing the form.' --The Financial Times
'Expertly deploys the conventions of the form, with eye-catching opening lines and devious endings.' --The Observer
About the Author
Adam Marek is an award-winning short story writer. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Short Story Fellowship, and was shortlisted for the inaugural Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. His first story collection Instruction manual for swallowing was nominated for the Frank O'Connor Prize. His stories have appeared in many magazines, including: Prospect and The Sunday Times Magazine, and in many anthologies including Lemistry, Litmus and The New Uncanny from Comma Press, The New Hero from Stoneskin Press, and The Best British Short Stories 2011. To subscribe to Adam's blog, Twitter and Facebook updates, visit www.adammarek.co.uk
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I read the first story and was impressed, I read the second story and was, if it was possible to be even more impressed. I liken the experience to a surreal childhood memory of Christmas with my Gran who just sat in the chair and watched the chaos unfold around her, seemingly unmoved and maybe not even alive yet it is all happening for real, in her veins, little carriages of emotion tweaking organs, no help available as she is Christmas stunned.
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I picked up this book at random when I saw it in Waterstones, skimmed the first few pages and ended up reading the first two stories in the shop! Read morePublished 23 months ago by YTA