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Greenfly

Lee, Tom. 2009. Greenfly. London: Harvill Secker. ISBN 1846551943 [Book]

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Claustrophobic, intense, troubled, these twelve astonishing stories hold a flare to the strange, elusive corners of our world, past and present; from the United States of the Gold Rush era to the Berlin of today, from Victorian England to the dusty border towns and high cities of modern South America.

A young couple's passionate affair unravels as they wait anxiously in their hotel room for news of a recklessly conceived drug deal.

An academic inherits a set of diaries detailing her great-grandfather's development of a bizarre new field of science; an endeavour which has shocking implications for his young daughter and unfaithful wife.

And in Greenfly, a housebound woman is driven to distraction by the insects infesting her house - putting strain on an already fractured relationship with her partner.

Lee's stories announce the arrival of a writer whose vision is razor sharp, blackly funny and startlingly original.

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English and Comparative Literature > Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought

Date:

9 February 2009

Item ID:

23373

Date Deposited:

25 May 2018 08:54

Last Modified:

25 May 2018 08:54

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23373

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