“wasn’t able to put it down, fantastic, funny and pure comedy from start to finish 10/10″
“a witty and acerbic satire on 21st Century womanhood. Think Bridget Jones on acid.”
“A unique and delightful novel.”
“Charming and enchanting with a dash of science”
“A brilliantly humorous book which had me laughing from the start!”
“an unforgettable world that will make you laugh, cry, whoop with joy and encourage you to re-evaluate the pathways of your own existence.”
Susan Strong is a suburban housewife who is literally disintegrating. When, Fairly Dave, a biker jacket & kilt wielding spaceman arrives through the shower head to warn her, she knows things are serious. When she and her precocious 4 year twins Pluto and Rufus get sucked through Frozen Peas into another universe it gets even messier. In a world where household appliances are more alive and dangerous than they seem, where the Geezers have Entropy Hoovers and the Spinner’s Cataclysmic convertor could tear the world apart, Susan Strong is the only thing holding the world together.
Through this madcap, funny and feel-good adventure, Susan Strong and Fairly Dave travel the alternate universes where Susan has to find her many selves, dodge the Geezers and defeat the evil memory bankers. From dystopian landscapes and chicken dinners, to the surreal world of Las Vegas and bubble universes, can Susan Strong reintegrate her bits and will it be enough to save us all?
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“These moments are brief encounters of the finest kind; very rewarding and yet leaving us hungry for more.”
Old lives collide on a train commute; a woman travels to meet her long distance lover; a train trip brings Eleanor back to face an old tragedy; a cliff edge commute above the sea lifts a man from the realities of his wife’s condition; a woman flees a controlling relationship. These tiny, precious flash fiction stories from a prize winning author challenge you to pause, to look at life under a magnifying glass, examine its ordinary glories, the twin globe of beauty and darkness in human experience.
“Powerful writing, pleasurable reading.”
The yoghurt pots might be dancing at work but for Lydia and her newly wed husband James the only flavour is white, a cat burglar steal the reminders of an old relationship and Burgundy, Bolero and Chicken Supreme feature in the tricky art of seduction when two teachers get together. Playful and quirky, these stories of desire and love from a prize winning author will amuse and entertain. Of the stories in this collection ‘Filch’ was longlisted in the international Séan O’ Faolain prize.
“The inherent otherness of her writing is quite something.”
“Stories to make you go Wow.”
A woman finds her lover in a stone with drastic consequences; how do we know Janey’s boyfriend is telling the truth when she goes missing; and a strange dream about an octagonal house frames a husband’s reunion with a previous lover. These strange and sometimes surreal stories of obsession, lies and desire from a prize winning author will make you wonder. Of the stories in this mini collection Truth and Silence was first published in the literary ezine The View from Here.