None of us are perfect, in the way we love, age, or view the world. The Not-Dead and the Saved offers us an opportunity for reinvention: of ourselves, those we have lost, and the world in which we live. From a man doomed to spend his life trying to find solutions to cancer; to a new mother haunted by a swaddling, tablet-eating great-aunt; to an intrepid literary agent who travels to the Yorkshire Moors to discover the next big thing, and ends up eating Anne Bronte's rock cakes, we meet a host of characters who are desperately, creatively, and often hilariously trying to evade the underlying truths of their lives. The Not-Dead and the Saved is a cascade, of warm, wise and insightful stories about human nature, frank, funny, and sometimes desolating, but always underpinned by tenderness, and by a faith in enduring bonds of love.Archie was in the shadows by the fitted wardrobe, unmanned in his kilt and hairy knee socks. He said: ... But Jenny and the children are coming, said Sandra. ... Well, said Archie, gazing at his new kilt jacket where it hung on the wardrobe door.
|Title||:||The Not-Dead and The Saved and Other Stories|
|Publisher||:||Pan Macmillan - 2015-06-18|