Worlds from the Word's End (Paperback)

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Take a disorienting dive into language, meaning and identity with this new collection of experimental narratives by the author of the fantastic Vertigo.

— From Stephen

Description


The much-anticipated fiction follow-up to Vertigo, this collection cements Joanna Walsh's reputation as one of the sharpest writers of this century. Wearing her learning lightly, Walsh's stories make us see the world afresh while showing us she has read the world. In 'Like a Fish Needs a ...' - perhaps the funniest, most freewheeling story ever written about cycling (and Freud and and and ...) you read shenanigans worthy of Flann O'Brien. Meanwhile, in 'Worlds from the Word's End', Walsh conjures up a country in which words themselves fall out of fashion - something that will never happen wherever Walsh is read.

About the Author


Joanna Walsh: Joanna Walsh is the author of Hotel, Vertigo, Grow a Pair, and Fractals. She is also published by Granta, Dalkey, Salt and others. She writes literary criticism, edits at 3: AM and Catapult, and founded @read_women. She was a judge on the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781911508106
ISBN-10: 1911508105
Publisher: And Other Stories
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English