Normal Rules Don’t Apply


Author: Atkinson, Kate Published 23/05/2024 | Paperback / softback
197 x 127 x 15 | 170g

ISBN: 9781804990803 Category:

Discover the fantastical Sunday Times bestselling short story collection from the award-winning author of Shrines of Gaiety and Life After Life.

‘Simply one of the best writers working today, anywhere in the world’ Gillian Flynn‘As soon as you get to the end, you’ll be tempted to just start at the beginning’ Independent‘Funny and poignant in equal measure, you’ll want to read this captivating collection in one mystical sitting.’ Daily ExpressWelcome to a world, where nothing is quite what it seems… In these pages, you’ll meet, among others, a queen who makes a bargain she cannot keep, a secretary who watches over the life she has just left, and 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 in a constantly changing multiverse.

Atkinson’s first short story collection in twenty years, Normal Rules Don’t Apply is a dazzling array of eleven interconnected tales.

‘Hilarious, breathtaking, horrific, irresistible … [Atkinson is] always in command … Heart in mouth, I never wanted this book to end’ Sydney Morning Herald‘Sublime … showcases her superb storytelling and the wit of her writing’ Good Housekeeping‘Life in all of its surreal, tragic and comic glory is perfectly captured within these pages’ Red‘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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