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Ellipsis 2
Ellipsis 2

Ellipsis 2

Comma Modern Shorts


180 Pages, 5 x 7 3/4

Formats: Trade Paper

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

Publication Date: April 2006

ISBN 9780954828035

Rights: US & CA

Comma Press (Apr 2006)

Price: $13.95


The second in a series of 3-in-1 short story collections presents half a dozen stories by each author that are linked through shared characters, settings, or themes. Starting in a former mining village in County Durham in the last year of Thatcher's government, the series moves through the cosmetically rebuilt landscape of northeast England. Each sequence interlinks differently to the next: in Anne Stevenson's series, different accounts of a town's demise contradict and question the notion of community; in Polly Clark's contribution dark secrets crowd in around each character as they attempt to flee; and in Fiona Ritchie Walker's sequence, the past is encased within the everyday objects her characters covet and hoard.

Author Biography

Anne Stevenson is the author of 12 collections of poetry, two critical studies—Between the Iceberg and the Ship and Five Looks at Elizabeth Bishop—and Bitter Fame, a biography of Sylvia Plath. She is a Northern Rock Foundation Award–winner. Polly Clark is the author of the verse collections Kiss and Take Me With You. Fiona Ritchie Walker is the author of Garibaldi's Legs and Lip Reading.