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The False River with Nick Holdstock

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Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh

53 - 62 South Bridge

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Blackwell's is delighted to be hosting the launch of The False River, the first short story collection from Nick Holdstock.

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A bereaved mother loiters at the school gates; an old man searches through books for the secret to eternal life; a bus driver is obsessed with one of his passengers; a young woman’s happiness causes suffering for the rest of the world. In these award-winning stories the characters’ lives have ceased to flow smoothly. They have lost marriages, children, health, control, but still they try to cope. They find safety in numbers, reassurance in killing; they worship a small girl. These are stories of great traction and voltage, rich in dark humour, beauty and bravura. The False River is a collection for our splintered times.

About the Author

Nick Holdstock is the author of The Casualties, a novel, and several books about China. He writes for the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books.




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