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Eastmouth and Other Stories

Alison Moore

Publisher: Salt

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Summary

Alison Moore's debut collection, The Pre-War House and Other Stories, gathered together stories written prior to the publication of her first novel.
'The tales collected in The Pre-War House… pick at psychological scabs in a register both wistful and brutal.' —Anthony Cummins, The Times Literary Supplement
'Moore's writing is surprising and exact and culminates in the title story, the novella which brings the collection to a powerful crescendo' —The Arkansas International
'just as uncompromising and unsettling as The Lighthouse… Moore's distinctive voice commands exceptional power' —Dinah Birch, The Guardian
Eastmouth and Other Stories is her second collection, featuring stories published in the subsequent decade, including stories that have appeared in Best British Short Stories, Best British Horror and Best New Horror, as well as new, unpublished work.
Available since: 10/15/2022.
Print length: 192 pages.

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