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Author Hughes-Hallett, Lucy, author.

Title Fabulous : stories / Lucy Hughes-Hallett.

Publication Info. New York : HarperCollins, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Wethersfield Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC HUGHES-HALLETT    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 205 pages ; 22 cm
Note "Originally published in Great Britain in 2019 by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers." -- Title page verso.
Contents Orpheus -- Actaeon -- Psyche -- Pasiphae -- Joseph -- Mary Magdalen -- Tristan -- Piper
Summary "Each of these startlingly original stories is set in modern Britain. Their characters include a people-trafficking gang-master and a prostitute, a migrant worker and a cocksure estate agent, an elderly musician doubly befuddled by dementia and the death of his wife, a pest-controller suspected of paedophilia and a librarian so well-behaved that her parents wonder anxiously whether she'll ever find love. They're ordinary people, preoccupied, as we all are now, by the deficiencies of the health service, by criminal gangs and other ills. All of their stories, though, are inspired by ones drawn from Graeco-Roman myth, from the Bible or from folk-lore. These witty fables, elegantly written and full of sharp-eyed observation of modern life, are also visionary explorations of potent mysteries and strange passions, charged with the hallucinatory beauty and horror of their originals."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Fables -- Adaptations -- Fiction.
Mythology, Greek -- Adaptations -- Fiction.
Folklore -- Adaptations -- Fiction.
Bible stories -- Adaptations -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Bible stories. (OCoLC)fst00831263
Fables. (OCoLC)fst00919367
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst00930306
Mythology, Greek. (OCoLC)fst01031804
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Short stories. (OCoLC)fst01726740
Short stories.
ISBN 9780062940094 (hardcover)
0062940090 (hardcover)
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