Pond

Pond

Regular price $12.00

Claire-Louise Bennett

Category: Fiction Short Stories

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 4/10/23

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 184 pages

Weight: 122

Dimensions: 196 x 114 x 14

Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls and pleasures of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town. Broken bowls, belligerent cows, swanky aubergines, trembling moonrises and horrifying sunsets, the physical world depicted in these stories is unsettling yet intimately familiar and soon takes on a life of its own. Captivated by the stellar charms of seclusion but restless with desire, the woman's relationship with her surroundings becomes boundless and increasingly bewildering. Claire-Louise Bennett's startlingly original first collection slips effortlessly between worlds and is by turns darkly funny and deeply moving.