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‘In This Light,’ Melanie Rae Thon (short story collection)

In This Light

In This Light

Melanie Rae Thon (short story collection)

A long dead slave who haunts an old nun. Didi Kincaid and her tribe of homeless children. Nobody’s Daughters, picking up men in the rain at truck stops or Raymond Good Bird. Scarred war veteran with “a face to love” because without love there was no way to look at him. In this extraordinary 2011 collection outsiders, runaways, downtrodden and heartbroken people are all turned inside out, made beautiful and strange. In Melanie Rae Thon’s capable hands “Ten words could fill a day” but “a hundred might describe a lifetime.”

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Jo Ely

Described as "an intelligent, creative, imaginative, original writer" by Guardian Book of the Year author Trevor Byrne, Jo Ely has been Shortlisted for the Fish International Short Story Prize and has had a short story selected for an anthology edited by New York Times Notable Book of the Year author Sandra Tyler (Woven Tale Press, US ed. 2016). Jo has published short stories, children's books and written interviews with writers for the Woven Tale Press. She also reviews for the world's first online Empathy Library. 'Stone Seeds' is Jo's first novel, published by Urbane Publications (Amazon.co.uk).

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