Scablands and Other Stories

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These are tales from the twilit scablands - stories of austerity, masochism, migration, as well as unexpected laughter, music, even bubbles.
These are tales from the post-industrial scablands - stories of austerity, poverty, masochism and migration. The people here are sick, lonely, lost, half-living in the aftermath of upheaval or trauma. A teacher obsessively canes himself. A neurologist forgets where home is. A starving woman sells hugs in an abandoned kiosk.

Yet sometimes, even in the twilit scablands, there's also beauty, music, laughter. Sometimes a town square is filled with bubbles. Sometimes sisters dream they can fly. Sometimes an old man plays Bach to an empty street, two ailing actors see animal shapes in clouds, a cancer survivor searches for a winning lottery ticket in her rundown flat. And sometimes Gustav Mahler lives just round the corner, hoarding rare records in a Stoke terrace.
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Weight 0.000000
Author Taylor, Dr Jonathan
Availability NYP
Department Literature
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781784632946
Pages 224
Published 15/07/2023
Publisher Salt Publishing
Section Literature
Series Salt Modern Stories
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