Love Your Enemies by Nicola Barker

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A first short story collection. These dozen stories are part fantasy, part dirty realism.
 

About Nicola Barker

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Nicola Barker is one of Britain's most original and exciting literary talents. She is the author of two short-story collections: "Love Your Enemies" [winner of the David Higham Prize and the Macmillan Silver Pen Award] and "Heading Inland" [winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize]. Her previous novels are "Reversed Forecast, Small Holdings, Wide Open Behindlings "and "Clear, " the last of which was long-listed for the 2005 Booker Prize. Her work is translated into twenty languages, and in 2000, she won the IMPAC Award for "Wide Open". In 2003, Nicola Barker was named a Granta Best of British Novelist. She lives in London.
 
Published August 1, 1993 by Faber & Faber. 184 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Surreal, fresh, funny and very British in its oddball humor, London-based writer Barker's debut story collection portrays people confronting personal crises and the strangeness of the universe. The be

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In ``The Butcher's Apprentice'' young Owen brings home a pulsating tumor cut from a slab of meat, cares for it, buries it, then decides he wasn't cut out to be a butcher.

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The Independent

Like Roald Dahl, Barker can take a commonplace situation - cooking a meal, starting a diet, taking in a stray - and use it to bounce off into a surreal fantasy world.

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