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Häftad,  Engelska, 2023-04-10
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Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls and pleasures of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town. Broken bowls, belligerent cows, swanky aubergines, trembling moonrises and horrifying sunsets, the physical world depicted in these stories is unsettling yet intimately familiar and soon takes on a life of its own. Captivated by the stellar charms of seclusion but restless with desire, the womans relationship with her surroundings becomes boundless and increasingly bewildering. Claire-Louise Bennetts startlingly original first collection slips effortlessly between worlds and is by turns darkly funny and deeply moving.
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Wielding a wry but implacable logic, Claire-Louise Bennett dives under the surface of ordinary experiences and things to reveal their supreme and giddy illogic. Like Gail Scott and Lydia Davis before her, she writes an impeccable affect-less prose that almost magically arrives at something extraordinary. Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick This is an extraordinary collection of short stories profoundly original though not eccentric, sharp and tender, funny and deeply engaging. A very new sort of writing, Bennett pushes the boundaries of the short story out into new territory: part prose fiction, part stream of consciousness, often truly poetry and always an acute, satisfying, delicate, honest meditation on both the joys and frustrations of a life fully lived in solitude. Take it slowly, because it is worth it, and be impressed and joyful. Sara Maitland, author of A Book of Silence Claire-Louise Bennett is a major writer to be discovered and treasured. Deborah Levy, author of Swimming Home Bennetts language is an ornate and long-winded riposte to all those pared-back minimalists, and I love it. Jon McGregor, Guardian This is a truly stunning debut, beautifully written and profoundly witty. Andrew Gallix, Guardian Claire-Louise Bennett sets the conventions of literary fiction ablaze in this ferociously intelligent and funny debut. Don't be fooled by Ponds small size. It contains multitudes. Jenny Offill, author of Weather As brilliant a debut and as distinct a voice as weve heard in years this is a real writer with the real goods. Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane A touch of William Gaddis. A touch of Lydia Davis. A touch of Samuel Beckett. A touch of Edna OBrien. And yet Claire-Louise Bennetts Pond feels entirely unique. Quiet and luxurious all at once, this will be one of the most sensational debuts of the year. Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin

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Claire-Louise Bennett grew up in Wiltshire and moved to Ireland after graduating from Roehampton University. Her fiction and essays have appeared in a number of publications including The White Review, The Stinging Fly, Harpers Magazine, and the New Yorker. She was awarded the inaugural White Review Short Story Prize in 2013. Pond was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2016. Bennetts second book, Checkout 19, was published in the UK in 2021.