Sophie Lewis

Small-Town Gothic

Ten Sorry Tales

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Within the world of short stories, the evocative genre of the tale is experiencing a revival. From new translations of Ovid and versions of Chaucer to Angela Carter’s modern ‘fairy’ stories, tales are suddenly fashionable. With two acclaimed novels already behind him (including the Booker-shortlisted The Underground Man, 1997), Mick Jackson now rides this wave with assurance, helped along by comparisons to cult figures Roald Dahl, Tim Burton, and Edward Gorey. 

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