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Book Title: This Place You Return To Is Home|
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The author of the book: Kirsty Gunn
Edition: Grove Press
Date of issue: March 2nd 2000
ISBN 13: 9780802136824
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The author of Rain and The Keepsake, Kirsty Gunn has received international acclaim and established herself as a uniquely powerful and significant young voice - "a young master," in the words of the Los Angeles Times. Now Gunn gives us a collection of short stories that astonish with the resonant spareness of her craft. In these stories, mothers escape to remote country villages, making prisoners of their young children. A young man is made an indentured servant by his father, his violence atoning for loneliness. A wife comes to fear the closeness of her own husband's attentions. Haunted by the past, these stories explore the paradox of home as both a place of departure and return, comprising a range of voices portrayed with breathtaking skill. This Place You Return To Is Home cements Kirsty Gunn's reputation as one of our most talented young writers.
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Read information about the authorKirsty Gunn was born in 1960 in New Zealand and educated at Queen Margaret College and Victoria University, Wellington, and at Oxford, where she completed an M.Phil. After moving to London she worked as a freelance journalist.
Her fiction includes the acclaimed Rain (1994), the story of an adolescent girl and the break-up of her family, for which she won a London Arts Board Literature Award; The Keepsake (1997), the fragmented narrative of a young woman recalling painful memories; and Featherstone (2002), a story concerned with love in all its variety. Her short stories have been included in many anthologies including The Junky's Christmas and Other Yuletide Stories (1994) and The Faber Book of Contemporary Stories about Childhood (1997).
She is also author of This Place You Return To Is Home (1999), a collection of short stories, and in 2001 she was awarded a Scottish Arts Council Writer's Bursary. Her latest books are The Boy and the Sea (2006), winner of the 2007 Sundial Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award; and 44 Things (2007), a book of personal reflections over the course of one year.
Kirsty Gunn lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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