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Born in Cardiff, Carolyn’s work has appeared in previous Honno anthologies. Her first novel, Missing Nancy was published by Accent Press in 2008. She gained an MPhil in Writing at Glamorgan University (now the University of South Wales). Her stories have won national and local prizes and have appeared in The New Welsh Review, Mslexia and Route Magazine amongst others. She’s worked as a creative writing tutor for many years and two text books have been published based on her teaching methods. Currently she’s taking a PhD at Swansea University for which she’s writing a new novel.From: 9 Jun 2022, 1 p.m.
How does it feel to live on the edge of your own life? Cassie discovers she can fly but has no-one to tell. Christine has been in her friend’s shadow for far too long, Bernard loses his job through no fault of his own and, in the title story, Hannah struggles with the pressure of her father waiting for her to sort his life out.
Ranging from teenage experiences in the 1960’s to an older woman looking back on her life and reflecting on chances not taken and opportunities missed, this deeply moving short story collection is inhabited by a rich cast of characters who feel as if they never quite belong, outsiders looking on as their lives subtly unravel around them. Combining pathos, humour and wisdom, these twelve stories explore how the ordinary can be strange, the mundane heartbreaking and the tragic, comic.
‘At last a storyteller who gets us, gets our lives and weaves her stories with breathtaking truth. The random, strange events that upend us, the fears that hold us back, the humanity that brings us together and how we find the courage to be ourselves. An outrageous, funny and triumphant collection.’ - Geraldine Taylor MA Bristol University, Multi-award winning children’s author
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