In Another Country
Selected StoriesBook - 2015
Published in America for the first time, a collection of short stories spans the 30-year career of an award-winning short story writer, poet and translator whose works are known for their pristine emotional clarity, their intensely evocative dialogue and their fearless exposure of human emotions.
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Story Collections of 2015
Featuring the story adapted into the Academy Award nominated film, 45 YEARS
"I started reading these stories quietly, and then became obsessed, read them all fast, and started re-reading them again and again. They are gripping tales, but what is startling is the quality of the writing. Every sentence is both unpredictable and exactly what it should be."A.S. Byatt, The Guardian
The first American publication by one of the greatest living fiction masters, In Another Country spans David Constantine's remarkable thirty-year career. Known for their pristine emotional clarity, their spare but intensely evocative dialogue, and their fearless exposures of the heart in moments of defiance, change, resistance, flight, isolation, and redemption, these stories demonstrate again and again Constantine's timeless and enduring appeal.
David Constantine is an award-winning short story writer, poet, and translator. His collections of poetry include The Pelt of Wasps, Something for the Ghosts (shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize), Nine Fathom Deep, and Elder. He is the author of one novel, Davies, and has published four collections of short stories in the United Kingdom, including the winner of the 2013 Frank O'Connor Award, Tea at the Midland and Other Stories. He lives in Oxford, where, until 2012, he edited Modern Poetry in Translation with his wife Helen.
A collection of short stories, includes "The Cave," in which a couple travels to a hidden cavern to lose themselves in a waterfall.