The White Road and Other Stories
By (author) Tania Hershman
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White Road and Other Stories by Tania Hershman
Book DescriptionWhat links a cafe in Antarctica, a factory for producing electronic tracking tags and a casino where gamblers can wager their shoes? They're among the multiple venues where award-winning writer Tania Hershman sets her unique tales in this spellbinding debut collection. Fleeing from tragedy, a bereaved mother opens a cafe on the road to the South Pole. A town which has always suffered extreme cold enjoys sudden warmth. A stranger starts plaiting a young woman's hair. A rabbi comes face to face with an angel in a car park. An elderly woman explains to her young carer what pregnancy used to mean before science took over. A middle-aged housewife overcomes a fear of technology to save her best friend. A desperate childless woman resorts to extreme measures to adopt. A young man's potential is instantly snuffed out by Nature's whims. A lonely widow bakes cakes in the shape of test tubes and DNA. A number of these stories are inspired by articles from science magazines, taking fact as their starting points and wondering what might happen if ...? In these surreal, lyrical stories, many of which are only a few pages long, Tania Hershman allows her imagination free reign, as her characters navigate through love, death, friendship, spirituality, mental illness and the havoc wreaked by the weather.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844714971
(198mm x 127mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Salt Publishing
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tania Hershman
I am Because You are, Paperback (September 2015)
A fascinating, entertaining and wholly engaging collection of new writing inspired by the centenary of the discovery of the single most important theory in modern physics.
Writing Short Stories, Paperback (December 2014)
teach at the world famous Arvon Foundation writing course and have distilled the essence of their course into this practical handbook with contributions from leading writers.
My Mother Was An Upright Piano, Paperback (April 2012)
A scintillating collection of 56 short fictions by one of the genre's most daring exponents, whose economy of words cloaks her subtlety and power.Tania Hershman's work is powerful, spiky and off-beat but with a distinct warmth and affection for her subjects.
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What links a cafe in Antarctica, a factory for producing electronic tracking tags and a casino where gamblers can wager their shoes? They're among the multiple venues where award-winning writer Tania Hershman sets her unique tales in this spellbinding debut collection.
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Author Biography - Tania Hershman
Tania Hershman was born in London in 1970 and in 1994 moved to Jerusalem, Israel, where she worked as a science journalist. She now lives in Bristol with her partner. Her award-winning short stories combine her two loves: fiction and science. Many of Tania Hershman's stories, which have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in print and online, are inspired by articles from popular science magazines. In November 2007, she founded The Short Review, a unique online journal dedicated to reviewing short story collections. Concerned about the environmental impact of her book, Tania is partnering with Eco-Libris, who will plant a tree for every copy. For further information, visit Tania's websites: www.taniahershman.com and www.thewhiteroadandotherstories.com.
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