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168 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: April 2014

ISBN 9780956613585

Rights: US & CA

Freight Books (Apr 2014)

Price: $13.95


An outstanding collection of contemporary short stories from a unique and virtuoso new voice, combining the fearlessness of Raymond Carver and subtlety of William Trevor with the unflinching vision of Paul BowlesIn evading an ingratiating unofficial guide, a hapless backpacker seals his fate. A woman undertakes a pilgrimage to where her boyfriend died with another girl. A young man abroad resists returning home for crucial medical treatment. A summer worker is drawn into a menage a trois with a colleague and his boss. From the scorched hillsides of Morocco and heat of a Californian summer to the ferocity of the Spanish afternoon and discomfort of a Scottish heatwave, Wayne Price's characters sweat under the glare of both the sun and their author's forensic gaze.


"Wayne Price is one of the most impressive writers of his generation. Like Raymond Carver, he is as accomplished a poet as he is a short story writer, and the two disciplines complement each other perfectly."  —Alan Spence, author, The Pure Land

"Wayne Price displays a masterful command of a notoriously tricky form . . . a collection that truly impresses with its breadth, precision and confidence."  —Scotland on Sunday

Author Biography

Wayne Price has won many international prizes for his short stories and poetry and his work has been widely published in anthologies and journals. Furnace was shortlisted for the Scottish First Book of the Year and longlisted for Frank O'Connor Short Story Award and the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.