Gravity | Granta

  • Published: 08/10/1998
  • ISBN: 9781862071476
  • 130x20mm
  • 240 pages


Erica Wagner

In this collection of short stories, Erica Wagner examines the fragile architecture of human relationships, illuminating moments of redemption, despair and rare exhilaration.

Her prose reflects a painful awareness of the gap between contemplation and action, word and deed, desire and its consummation. Her defining gift is to write completely about the things that make us incomplete... these are brilliantly soulful tales from the well of loneliness.

Trevor Lewis, Sunday Times

Subtle, articulate, moving and resonant... an impressive debut.

A.L. Kennedy

The Author

Erica Wwagner was born in New York in 1967. She moved to the UK in 1986 and studied at the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia. Her short stories have been widely anthologized and have been broadcast on the radio. Granta Books published Gravity, her first collection, in 1997, and since then Wagner has published Ariel’s Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and the Story of ‘Birthday Letters’ and Seizure, her debut novel. She is the Literary Editor of The Times and lives in London.

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