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Modern Times

Cathy Sweeney


'Surprising and uncanny, funny and transgressive' Irish Times'A unique imagination, a brilliant debut' Kevin Barry'Jaw-droppingly good' Sinead GleesonA brilliant literary debut - a short story collection for readers that love Daisy Johnson, Angela Carter, Shirley Jackson or Lydia Davis
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There once was ...

a woman who loved her husband's cock so much that she began taking it to work in her lunchbox.

a man who made films without a camera, which transfixed his estranged daughter.

a couple who administered electric shocks to each other, to be reminded of what love is.

a world where you wake up one day and notice that, one by one, people are turning blue

Startling, wry, beguiling and emotionally charged - the stories in Modern Times might be reminiscent of Lydia Davis, Angela Carter and Daisy Johnson, but they are also unlike anything you've read before.

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Book publisherOrion Publishing Co
Publication date23 Jul 2020
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