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A New Generation in Fiction


272 Pages, 5 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: April 2006

ISBN 9781857547696

Rights: US & CA

Comma Press (Apr 2006)

Price: $13.95


Continuing a project to bring the best in UK short fiction to readers around the world, Bracket is the latest in an acclaimed series of short story anthologies that includes Comma and Hyphen. Bringing together 20 of the UK's most innovative, fresh, and previously unpublished writers ranging from recent creative writing graduates to writers already established in other fields, the collection bristles with diverse voices, from the comic to the tragic and the ambiguous spaces in between. From the cliffs of Flamborough Head to high-rise, inner-city madness; from lost loves to the last days of civilization—the varied settings and scenarios in these stories captivate and unsettle in equal measure. These are stories written in the dark, spoken without much hope of being heard, but all the time striving for intimacy.


"Such collections are rare and high quality ones rarer still, but Page has sourced only the finest material, and it's pleasing to discover that, for the near future at least, short fiction is in good hands." —The Independent

"Fills you with hope for the form. . . . There isn't a bad story in Bracket and some are very good indeed." —Time Out

Author Biography

Ra Page is the editor of Leeds Stories and Newcastle Stories.