The Man Who Loved Islands

In the title story a man buys a ninety-nine year lease on an island and finds himself cast off in its timeless world; in ‘The Last Laugh’ a couple are confronted with uncanny spectral visions, and an eerie faceless laugh; in ‘The Fox’ two women maintaining a farm feel the dark shadows of war, and a cunning creature threatens to destroy their livelihood. The stories in this collection are about what the characters know and do not know – about themselves, one another, and the circumambient universe.

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'Everyone who met him commented on the arresting power of Lawrence's bright and sharp blue eyes, and the beard he later grew would be as red as a fox's brush, but it was not his appearance that Ford was describing. It was his menace'

Frances Wilson, from her Introduction to The Man Who Loves Islands
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The Man Who Loved Islands presents Lawrence's skilled, intimate and lively portraits of humanity. In the title story a man buys a ninety-nine year lease on an island and finds himself cast off in its timeless world; in 'The Last Laugh' a couple are confronted with uncanny spectral visions, and an eerie faceless laugh; in 'The Fox' two women maintaining a farm feel the dark shadows of war, and a cunning creature threatens to destroy their livelihood. The stories in this collection are about what the characters know and do not know - about themselves, one another, and the circumambient universe.

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Weight 320 g
Dimensions 196 × 126 × 34 mm
Author

Lawrence, D H

Publisher

Riverrun

Imprint

Riverrun

Cover

Paperback

Pages

352

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K