Thursday, July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018 3:59 am by M. in , ,    No comments
Sixteen short stories inspired by Wuthering Heights. I Am Heathcliff is released today, July 26:
I Am Heathcliff
Curated by Kate Mosse
The Borough Press
ISBN:  978-0008257439
July 2018

16 modern fiction superstars shine a startling light on the romance and pain of the infamous literary pair Heathcliff and Cathy.
Short stories to stir the heart and awaken vital conversation about love.
Sixteen stories inspired by Wuthering Heights.
In ‘Terminus’ a young woman hides in an empty Brighton hotel; in ‘Thicker Than Blood’ a man sits in a hot tub stalking his newly-married love on social media and in ‘A bird half-eaten’ an amateur boxer prepares for their match.
A woman recalls the ‘Heathcliffs I Have Known’ and the physical danger she has borne at their hands; in ‘Anima’ a child and a fox are unified in one startling moment of violence, and in ‘One Letter Different’ two teenagers walk the moors and face up to their respective buried pain.
Curated by Kate Mosse and commissioned for Emily Brontë’s bicentenary year in 2018, these fresh modern stories pulse with the raw beauty and pain of romance and are as timely as they are illuminating.
These are the stories and the authors:
Terminus by Louise Doughty
Anima by Grace McCleen
A Bird, Half-Eaten by Nikesh Shukla
Thicker than Blood by Erin Kelly
One Letter Different by Joanna Cannon
The Howling Girl by Laurie Penny
Five Sites, Five Stages by Lisa McInerney
Kit by Juno Dawson
My Eye is a Button in Your Dress by Hanan al-Shaykh
The Cord by Alison Case
Heathcliffs I Have Known by Louisa Young
Amulet and Feathers by Leila Aboulela
How Things Disappear by Laura James
The Wildflowers by Dorothy Koomson
Heathcliff is not my Name by Michael Stewart
Only Joseph by Sophie Hannah
The book also contains a foreword by Kate Mosse and a Note on Emily Brontë by Ann Dinsdale, Principal Curator at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.


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