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The Man in the Shed

Length: 272 pages4 hours


From the author of Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book and finalist for the Man Booker Prize, comes a collection written with Lloyd Jones's trademark precision and imaginative reach.
A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman. A couple give up their seats on a bus for lovers soon to be parted. A husband enters a world imagined by his wife and pretends to be the man she loves. Lloyd Jones's The Man in the Shed is a haunting collection of stories about family and longing. These extraordinary tales take conventional family life and tilt it sideways, delivering a memorable blend of the suburban and the surreal.

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