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Blank pages and other stories / Bernard MacLaverty.

By: MacLaverty, Bernard.
Publisher: London ; Jonathan Cape, 2021Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781787333154 (hbk.) :; 1787333159 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): English fiction -- Irish authors -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 823 Summary: "Blank Pages is a collection of twelve extraordinary new stories that show the emotional range of a master. 'Blackthorns', for instance, tells of a poor out-of-work Catholic man who falls gravely ill in the sectarian Northern Ireland of 1942 but is brought back from the brink by an unlikely saviour. The most recently written story here is the harrowing but transcendent 'The End of Days', which imagines the last moments in the life of painter Egon Schiele, watching his wife dying of Spanish flu - the world's worst pandemic, until now." - Book cover.
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Autumn 2021
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"Blank Pages is a collection of twelve extraordinary new stories that show the emotional range of a master. 'Blackthorns', for instance, tells of a poor out-of-work Catholic man who falls gravely ill in the sectarian Northern Ireland of 1942 but is brought back from the brink by an unlikely saviour. The most recently written story here is the harrowing but transcendent 'The End of Days', which imagines the last moments in the life of painter Egon Schiele, watching his wife dying of Spanish flu - the world's worst pandemic, until now." - Book cover.

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