Frances Gapper’s In the Wild Wood, where the mundane is made magical.

June 19th, 2017 § 0 comments

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A couple of years ago, Frances Gapper won the Save As Writers’ Short Story Prize. Cultured Llama editor Maria C. McCarthy had judged the prize, and loved the winning story, ‘Broken Thing’, so much that she tracked down Frances Gapper, and asked her to submit a book proposal. Maria says, :”I was surprised that a writer this talented had not had a collection out for some years. Why hadn’t a publisher snapped her up?” The other publishers’ loss is is our again, and we are delighted to present In the Wild Wood.  Dear Reader, you are going to love it.

To walk In the Wild Wood is to enter worlds where the mundane is made magical. Loss of memory and self are rendered in dreamlike stories that owe as much to the lived experience of dementia as to fairy tale. In other tales, we learn of Sister Joy’s obsession with spiders, or a funeral parlour worker who collects false teeth from the dead. Poignant, funny and astonishing, this collection showcases Frances Gapper as a storyteller working at the peak of her craft.

978-0-9957381-6-4. Cultured Llama. PB. 203×127mm. 212pp. June 2017. Short Stories. £12.00 

Read a conversation with Frances Gapper, on the short story, on Alison Lock’s website.

Read more about Frances Gapper’s new collection, and order the book for £12 plus p&p: In the Wild Wood.  

Postage and packing is free if you order two or more books, so why not add another story collection to your order? Find books by Maggie Harris, Anna Maconochie, Vanessa Gebbie, Nigel Jarrett, Emma Timpany and Maria C. McCarthy on the Stories page.

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