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Description - Submerged by A. L. Barker

A.L. Barker dissects the unnerving emotions and startling events of everyday life with the sly humour and exquisite feel for language that prompted Auberon Waugh to declare that she 'writes like an angel and I love her'. In this, her tenth collection of stories, she unfolds tales of cunning, fancy, and shifting alliances. Here a young boy fosters grand illusions; a wife faces broken promises; a dutiful committee woman meets a sparky old gentleman; a witch is drowned; an intruder insinuates himself into a lonely woman's holiday; and commonplace superstition mingles effortlessly with submerged desire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781860499272
ISBN-10: 1860499279
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - A. L. Barker

A.L. Barker left school at the age of sixteen and joined the BBC after the War. In 1947 she won the first-ever Somerset Maugham Prize for her debut collection of short stories, Innocents, and in 1969, her novel John Brown's Body was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The author of eleven novels and ten collections of stories, she died in 2002.

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