Friday September 18, 2020

Short fiction is long on style

Married Love by Tessa Hadley. Jonathan Cape, €18.90. Reviewed by Emma Kennedy.

15th January, 2012
Tessa Hadley: a masterclass in the art of short-form fiction writing.

Married Love by Tessa Hadley

Best known for her 2002 award-nominated novel Accidents In The Home, British novelist Tessa Hadley returns to the fray with a gem-filled story collection that could serve as a masterclass in the art of short-form fiction writing.

The joy of reading Hadley's latest stories - some of which have been previously published in the New Yorker - begins in the aesthetic, courtesy of a beautiful cover illustration by Clare Curtis. However,...

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