Bang Crunch

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Bang Crunch

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A support group for people who suspect their benign nature has caused benign tumours to grow inside them a girl with Fred Hoyle syndrome whose age expands and contracts like the universe a recently widowed woman talks to her husbands ashes, which are entombed in a hollowed-out curling stone a store detectives valiant act to save a pair of pink calfskin gloves is entwined with the unfortunate results of an unsuccessful space mission, and a teenage boy is forced to confront his feelings for his best friend when he sees a day-glo guinea-pig in an exhibition. Unexpected humour and tenderness intertwine with loneliness and hopefulness in this remarkable book from an already acclaimed writer. In nine richly varied stories, written in intense, clear-eyed prose, the reader is led into an exploration of the human need for connection, however tenuous or absurd, and at whatever cost. The stories operate with heartbreaking precision, drawing us past the surface of characters lives and into the moments of decision and recognition that shape these people irrevocably.Rendering grief, loneliness, hope, love and happiness with exquisite subtlety and intelligence, Neil Smith proves himself an able chronicler of the human condition. BANG CRUNCH constitutes a significant achievement by a powerful new writer.

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A support group for people who suspect their benign nature has caused benign tumours to grow inside them a girl with Fred Hoyle syndrome whose age expands and contracts like the universe a recently widowed woman talks to her husbands ashes, which are entombed in a hollowed-out curling stone a store detectives valiant act to save a pair of pink calfskin gloves is entwined with the unfortunate results of an unsuccessful space mission, and a teenage boy is forced to confront his feelings for his best friend when he sees a day-glo guinea-pig in an exhibition. Unexpected humour and tenderness intertwine with loneliness and hopefulness in this remarkable book from an already acclaimed writer. In nine richly varied stories, written in intense, clear-eyed prose, the reader is led into an exploration of the human need for connection, however tenuous or absurd, and at whatever cost. The stories operate with heartbreaking precision, drawing us past the surface of characters lives and into the moments of decision and recognition that shape these people irrevocably.Rendering grief, loneliness, hope, love and happiness with exquisite subtlety and intelligence, Neil Smith proves himself an able chronicler of the human condition. BANG CRUNCH constitutes a significant achievement by a powerful new writer.
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Title Bang Crunch Height 198 mm
Neil Smith Width 129 mm
ISBN-13 9780753824443 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0753824442 Spine Width 18 mm
Publisher Orion Publishing Group Pages 0
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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