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Normal Rules Don't Apply

Normal Rules Don't Apply


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Author: Atkinson, Kate

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Published on 23 May 2024 by Transworld Publishers Ltd (Penguin (Transworld)) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 240 pages
197 x 127 x 15 | 170g

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLERThe first story collection from Kate Atkinson in twenty years, Normal Rules Don't Apply is a dazzling array of eleven interconnected tales from the bestselling author of Shrines of Gaiety and Life After Life'Simply one of the best writers working today, anywhere in the world' GILLIAN FLYNNIn this first full collection since Not the End of the World, we meet a queen who makes a bargain she cannot keep; a secretary who watches over the life she has just left; a man whose luck changes when a horse speaks to him.

With clockwork intricacy, inventiveness and sharp social observation, Kate Atkinson conjures a feast for the imagination, a constantly changing multiverse in which nothing is quite as it seems.

‘What really binds these stories is their underlying theme, which has perhaps always been Atkinson’s true subject: the nature of storytelling itself’ Times Literary Supplement‘Life in all of its surreal, tragic and comic glory is perfectly captured within these pages’ Red‘Sublime’ Good Housekeeping‘Dazzling’ Reader's DigestPraise for Kate Atkinson:'Inexhaustibly ingenious' HILARY MANTEL'A brilliant and profoundly original writer' RACHEL CUSK'Atkinson is a novelist of unrivalled immediacy, authority, and skill' FINANCIAL TIMES'One of the country's most innovative, exciting and intelligent authors.' SCOTSMAN


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ISBN: 9781804990803

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