- Published: 06/06/2019
- ISBN: 9781847083265
- 304 pages
Days of Awe
FROM THE WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION.
A.M Homes returns with signature humour and psychological accuracy, to tell thirteen stories exposing the heart of an uneasy 21st-century America. In tales of a family obsessed with the surfaces of their lives, or the story of a shopper who suddenly finds himself nominated to run for President, she explores our attachments to each other through characters who aren’t quite who they hoped to become, though there is no one else they can be.
Her first book since the Women’s Prize-winning May We Be Forgiven, Days of Awe is another visionary, fearless and outrageously funny work from a master storyteller.
The direct, acerbic writing here feels enjoyably characteristic of [Homes'] whole oeuvre...She narrates the stories in a pacy present tense, energised by amusing quips and details
Lara Feigel, Observer
Tim Smith-Laing, Daily Telegraph
Homes is... at her merciless satirical best in skewering the comedy of disappointment and dread, the squirm of self indulgence and self-justification'
Tessa Hadley, Guardian
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A.M. Homes on Granta.com
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‘As the brightness increases, the sky flushes with pink and red hues somewhere between birth and Armageddon.’
An excerpt from A.M. Homes’ new novel.
Fiction | Granta 143
Days of Awe
Read the title story from AM Homes' dazzling new collection of short stories, Days of Awe, available now from Granta Books.
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The File: Lost Then Found
‘Even for those of us who feel we have integrated our history, there can be fragments, like shrapnel, that push to the surface without warning.’