The trouble with fire / Fiona Kidman.Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Vintage, 2011Description: 302 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781869793593 (pbk.); 1869793595 (pbk.).Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Grief -- Fiction | Emotions -- Fiction. -- FictionGenre/Form: Short stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.2
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A beautiful collection of stories by a pre-eminent writer, shortlisted for major awards. <br> <br> Fiona Kidman has a genius for peeling back the lives of ordinary people to reveal their hidden passions and complexities. In this brilliant new collection, she explores - with her customary subtlety and insight - how we are all touched and sometimes scarred by the flames of emotion - whether it be the impossible love of a pregnant woman for a married man, grief for a dead baby or loss of a young woman in mysterious circumstances. Ranging in time from the colonial period to the present day, these stories by one of New Zealand's foremost writers are beautifully crafted, intriguing and evocative.<br> <br> ' Her stories remind me of those of Alice Munro. Though they are very much of a time and place they have a universal dimension.' - Booksellers News <br> <br> Shortlisted for the NZ Post Awards and the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award.
Part 1: Italian boy -- History of it -- Preservation -- Extremes -- Heaven freezes -- Silks -- Part 2: Man from Tooley Street -- Some other man -- Under water -- Part 3: Fragrance rising -- Trouble with fire.
"In this brilliant new collection, [Fiona Kidman] explores - with her customary subtlety and insight - how we are all touched and sometimes scarred by the flames of emotion - whether it be the impossible love of a pregnant woman for a married man, grief for a dead baby or the loss of a young woman in mysterious circumstances." --Back cover.