Rowing to Eden | Granta

  • Published: 06/08/2015
  • ISBN: 9781783782154
  • 128x20mm
  • 480 pages

Rowing to Eden

Amy Bloom

Amy Bloom has long been regarded as a master of the short story form. Here, her brilliance shines across two decades and more than twenty-five stories. From the bereaved widow who finds unexpected comfort in ‘Sleepwalking’, to the matchmaking shrink in ‘Psychoanalysis Changed My Life’; from the teenage girl furious at her dying mother in ‘Hold Tight’ to the transgressive lovers of ‘The Gates Are Closing’; from the married friends irresistibly drawn to one another in ‘William and Clare’ to the brave and heartless girl in ‘Permafrost’ – these are stories brimming with life and grief, erotically charged and beautifully crafted.

These are confident, subtle, well-turned pieces with a quiet lyricism bubbling under

Phil Baker, Sunday Times

Flawless

Diva

Amy Bloom is mistress of the short story

Good Housekeeping

The Author

A Amy Bloom is the author of three collections of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out (Granta, 2010), Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, also published in one volume Rowing to Eden(Granta, 2015), a collection of essays, Normal, and four novels, White Houses (Granta, 2018) Lucky Us (Granta, 2014), Away (Granta, 2007),and Love Invents Us. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University.

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