Vicky Swanky is a Beauty

Author(s): Diane Williams

CONTEMPORARY FICTION | SHORT STORIES

In Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty, Diane Williams lays bare the urgency and weariness that shape our lives in stories honed sharper than ever. With sentences auguring revelation and explosion, Williams's unsettling stories-a cryptic meeting between neighbours, a woman's sexual worries, a graveside discussion, a chimney on fire-are narrated with razor-sharp tongues and naked, uproarious irreverence. These fifty stories hum with tension, each one so taut that it threatens to snap and send the whole thing sprawling-the mess and desire, the absurdity and hilarity, the bruises and bleeding, the blushes and disappointments and secrets. An audacious, unruly tour de force, Vicky Swanky Is a Beauty cements Diane Williams' position as one of the best practitioners of the short form in literature today.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781921924200
  • : Transit Lounge Publishing
  • : Transit Lounge Publishing
  • : July 2012
  • : 191mm X 133mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Diane Williams
  • : BB
  • : 712
  • : 128