Little Black Book of Stories

Little Black Book of Stories

Book - 2003
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A collection of five stories, which are funny, spooky, sparkling, and sad: two women walk into a forest to confront their childhood fears and memories; a man meets the ghost of his living wife; a woman turns to stone; an obstetrician and young woman artist find they have contrasting ideas about birth and death; and an innocent member of an evening class harbours unexpected views on "raw material".
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2003
ISBN: 9780701173241
0701173246
Branch Call Number: FIC Byatt
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 18 cm

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Harriet_the_Spy Oct 05, 2010

These stories are disturbing, some of them quite creepy, but Byatt is a master of the short story form and they are well worth reading. They are even strangely uplifting in a way, as if confronting life's demons takes away some of their power. For those that like good, dark stories, these are some of the best.

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