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Deborah Kay Davies started writing and publishing when she was a mature student and taught Creative Writing at Cardiff University. Her first collection of stories, Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful, won the 2009 Wales Book of the Year Award. She has also published a collection of poems, Things You Think I Don’t Know. She lives in Wales.
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Explore the beautiful complexities of Wales through the eyes of some of its most talented writers in New Welsh Short Stories. This anthology features both established and emerging authors, each bringing their unique perspectives to the personal and universal themes explored in this collection. From city streets to countryside vistas, from the bounds of time and space to the limits of human understanding, these stories will take you on a journey through Wales unlike any other.
"Follow the tumultuous sibling relationship of Grace and Tamar as they navigate their coming of age and shaky maturity in the valleys of South Wales. This collection of short stories delivers a powerful sequence that delves into universal themes of rivalry, growth, and the struggle to become human. Part novel, part fantasy, part social history, this unique read is a must for those seeking a thought-provoking and gripping narrative."
"Grace, Tamar and Laszlo the Beautiful" is a unique collection of short stories that delves into the lives of two sisters, Grace and Tamar, set in the valleys of South Wales. This coming-of-age tale takes us on a journey through their volatile sibling rivalry and their struggles to mature in a world that is often bewildering. A mix of fantasy and social history, each individual story showcases the power and resilience of these fascinating characters, while also contributing to the larger narrative.
"Reasons She Goes to the Woods" is a captivating novel that follows Pearl, a mysterious little girl who escapes to the nearby woods for her own secret reasons. Throughout her childhood years, Pearl's adventures in the dark and sensual woods are told in beautifully written vignettes. Explore this nervy and lyrical story of a normal girl growing up, doing normal things, but for reasons that are anything but normal.
This limited edition anthology features 21 contemporary stories that showcase the vibrant and exciting modern Welsh short fiction scene. With established and prize-winning authors alongside new voices, you'll be treated to a kaleidoscope of identities, perspectives, and settings. The writers tackle cultural and combative conflict across a range of locations, including Cardiff, video stores, parks, and forests both at home and abroad. Each story is accompanied by original artwork by John Abell.
A young girl in 1974 Wales questions who she is and who she wants to be in Tirzah and the Prince of Crows. Tirzah's sheltered life is upended when she meets a boy, leading her to struggle against the confines of her religious community. Drawing on Welsh mythology, this powerful novel explores life choices and the healing power of love.
Experience the extraordinary in the ordinary with these unforgettable poems. Witness a strange hole opening in front of M & S, a heron laying a giant egg on a bed, and a routine test revealing the unexpected. Take a journey beyond the bizarre and fantastic to a place hilarious and horrible but always unforgettable. These poems blend the strange and familiar, revealing the unrecognized magic of everyday life.
A young woman experiences a life-changing encounter with a stranger that leads her on a journey of self-discovery and erotic obsession. True Things About Me portrays the exhilarating and terrifying dream-like quality of sexual obsession with short, surprising chapters that tackle the limits of human desire.
A young woman has a sexual encounter with a recently released prisoner, triggering a self-destructive spiral. They embark on a dysfunctional, cruel, and obsessive adventure, leading to her losing her job and distancing herself from her parents. Her efforts to break free from him shake the foundations of her mental well-being, ultimately leading to a dizzying descent into hell.
Dive into the chilling and eerie world of Welsh supernatural myth and horror in Sing Sorrow Sorrow. This collection of stories, both classic and contemporary, draws inspiration from European folk and legend, delving into the domain of the underworld with ghosts, blood-soaked enchantment, and twisted imagination. Featuring contributions from some of the most talented newcomers and established authors from Wales, including Niall Griffiths and Maria Donovan, this anthology is not for the faint of heart. Venture forth and experience the eerie depths of Sing Sorrow Sorrow.