Looking Out Of Broken Windows

Looking Out Of Broken Windows

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Shortlisted for The 2013 Scott Prize

The characters in this Scott Prize shortlisted debut collection are all a little broken. Haunted by the past, trapped in the present, and frightened of the future, the world they look out on seems a dark and treacherous place. But there remains, for each of them perhaps, a glimmer of hope.

A daughter returns home to find cracks in more than just her parents' marriage. A middle-aged man plots to escape the clutches of his controlling mother. A woman, numbed by grief and desperately clinging to old routines, struggles to make sense of her sudden, terrible loss. A terminally ill man fights to survive long enough to let go. The staff and customers of The Teacup cafe witness a meteorological miracle that will change their lives.

Daring, intense and poignant, Looking Out of Broken Windows maps an emotional terrain both expansive and intimate and includes stories which were awarded The Yeovil Prize for Fiction and the 2013 Carve Esoteric Award, and shortlisted for both the Salt Short Story Award and The Winchester Writers Conference Short Story Prize.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 199.58g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • No
  • 1907773738
  • 9781907773730
  • 1,749,565

Table of contents

Looking out of Broken Windows
Half-mown Lawn
Demand Feeding
Looking for Daddy
Strutting and Fretting
Leaving what's Left
Did You Pack this Bag Yourself?
What Precise Moment
You Might Still
Silhouette of a Lady
An Unimagined Woman
It's a Couple of Coats Colder up There
Rubik's Cubed
The Bus Shelter
Body of Evidence
Things I No Longer Wish to Possess
Third Party, Fire & Theft
Ultrasound I
Ultrasound II
Ultrasound III
What we Don't Talk about when we Talk about Cancer
Storm In A Teacup
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About Dan Powell

Dan Powell is an award winning author whose short fiction has been published in Carve, Paraxis, Fleeting and The Best British Short Stories 2012. In 2013 he received a Carve Esoteric Award for his story 'Storm in a Teacup' and his debut collection was shortlisted for the 2013 Scott Prize. He teaches part-time and is currently working on his first novel.
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