We are delighted to publish this wonderful collection of short stories from Barrie Llewelyn, a writer who creates a unique narrative landscape from the rapport and conflict between her American origins and her adopted homeland of Wales; and all told through the voices of her fascinating and very real characters.
A true original.
Women who should know better, but don’t. Characters who occupy both urban America and rural Wales – sometimes at the same time.
Mothers and daughters; husbands and lovers – these are some of the tensions and fusions explored in this surprising collection by Barrie Llewelyn, a writer who is interested in the way each authentic voice can be startling and, sometimes, disturbing.
“Barrie Llewelyn’s stories are beautifully observed: they’re exact and patient in evoking the humour, the sadness and the uniqueness of each ordinary life, and they stay with the reader for a long time afterwards.” Emma Darwin
“A moving and powerful collection of human moments. Love, loss, family, friendships: all life is to be found in these stories, and Llewelyn writes with a quiet elegance reminiscent of the best of Amy Hempel or Raymond Carver. Sublime.” Mike Thomas
“The stories are tightly crafted and have an immediate and intriguing voice, which is no mean feat given the range of narrators used. Characters are heart-warming and deftly built; we warm to them right away and are left in each case with an intimate, shared sense of their individual losses, achievements, worries and hopes. The settings are interesting and intensely relevant, capturing the modern notion of shared identity known to so many of this world’s itinerant, diverse people. It’s thought-provoking and engaging! Buy a copy people!!!” Tom Anderson
or – get a signed copy at the
Y Galeri Caerphilly, November 29th 2015, 2.30pm – 4.30pm