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9781999882235

December Stories I

December Stories I

by Ian Sansom

Publisher No Alibis Press

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About the book

The mix of emotions - anticipation, frustration, heartfelt despair, joyful ecstasy and uncertainty - associated with the Christmas period is laid bare in Ian Sansom's latest collection of short stories. However, it is not a despairing collection. Nor is it all reindeer, eggnog and happy times that would be just too fictional. A festive collection to make readers stop and think about the nuanced difference between expectation - false and hopeful - and reality. And to wonder how we ever survive this most brutal and magical month.

Sansom's stories take us on a multitude of familiar journeys made new: the nativity play; the teacher's Christmas appeal; a Polaroid moment where 1970s Florida meets The Clash; imaginary sash windows; beards; poets; festive apparel; aging drug dealers; professional thieves; airports; the overzealous use of cellophane

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About the Author

Ian Sansom

Ian Samson is the author of the Mobile Library Mystery Series. As of 2016, he has written four books in a series that will comprise a projected forty-four novels.

He is a frequent contributor to, and critic for, the Guardian and the London Review of Books.

He studied at both Oxford and Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Emmanuel College. He is a professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick and teaches in its Writing Program.

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