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Fireworks
By Angela Carter

Fireworks

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Fireworks by Angela Carter

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In the short fiction of Angela Carter, the landmarks of reality disappear and give way to a landscape of riotous and uncensored sensibility. The city of Tokyo turns into a mirrored chamber reflecting the impossible longings of an exiled Englishwoman abandoned by her Japanese lover. An itinerant puppet show becomes a theatre of murderous lust. A walk through the forest ends in a nightmarish encounter with a gun-toting nymph and her hermaphrodite 'aunt'. Not simply a book of tales, Fireworks is a headlong plunge into an alternate universe, the unique creation of one of the most fertile, dark, irreverent, and baroquely beautiful imaginations in contemporary fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844083671
ISBN-10: 1844083675
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 125mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Angela Carter

Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Hardback (September 2016)

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends - Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves - Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women by Angela Carter Angela Carter's Book of Wayward Girls and Wicked Women, Paperback (July 2016)

* This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners - reissued in a HB edition as a companion to Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales

Unicorn by Angela Carter Unicorn, Hardback (November 2015)

A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry

Shaking a Leg by Angela Carter Shaking a Leg, Paperback (November 2013)

A title that is written by an author whose breadth of interest ranges from food to feminism to science fiction, and everything in between.

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Author Biography - Angela Carter

Angela Carter was born in 1940. She read English at Bristol University and spent two years living in Japan. One of Britain's most original writers, Angela Carter was highly lauded for her novels, short stories and journalism. She died in February 1992.

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