Bad Dreams and Other Stories

Bad Dreams and Other Stories

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In these short stories it's the ordinary things that turn out to be most extraordinary: the history of a length of fabric or a forgotten jacket. Two sisters quarrel over an inheritance and a new baby; a child awake in the night explores the familiar rooms of her home, made strange by the darkness; a housekeeper caring for a helpless old man uncovers secrets from his past. The first steps into a turning point and a new life are made so easily and carelessly: each of these stories illuminate crucial moments of transition, often imperceptible to the protagonists. A girl accepts a lift in a car with some older boys; a young woman reads the diaries she discovers while housesitting. Small acts have large consequences, some that can reverberate across decades; private fantasies can affect other people, for better and worse. The real things that happen to people, the accidents that befall them, are every bit as mysterious as their longings and their dreams.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062476661
0062476661
Characteristics: viii, 224 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hadley, Tessa

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Earlgrey454
Jun 21, 2017

Tessa Hadley is a first-rate writer, and this is another excellent collection form her.

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