Medusa’s Ankles: Selected Stories from the Booker Prize Winner

(Author)
Available
4.9/5.0
21,000+ Reviews
Bookshop.org has the highest-rated customer service of any bookstore in the world

Description

A luminous selection of short stories from the Booker prize-winning A. S. Byatt, celebrating over thirty years of writing

With an introduction by David Mitchell


Byatt takes her readers to a place that is rich in ideas, vivid in colour and wholly unforgettable. Mirrors shatter at the hairdressers when a middle-aged client explodes in rage. Snow dusts the warm body of a princess honing it into something sharp and frosted. Summer sunshine flickers on the face of a smiling child who may or may not be real.

Peopled by artists, poets and fabulous creatures, these stories travel from the ancient mythic world to an English sweet factory, a Chinese restaurant to a Mediterranean swimming pool, a Turkish bazaar to a fairy-tale palace. Blazing with creativity, they show what lies beneath the veneer of the ordinary, and reveal the fantastical possibilities beyond.

'A cabinet of curiosities... Glitteringly beautiful' Sunday Times

'A cerebral extravaganza, bristling with ideas' Spectator

'Moving, witty and shocking' Sunday Telegraph

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.49
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781529112993

Earn By Promoting Books

Earn money by sharing your favourite books through our Affiliate programme.

Become an Affiliate
We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. To learn more about these methods, including how to disable them view our Cookie Policy.