In these short stories, Tim Pears illuminates a series of blazing moments in quiet lives.
A wife compulsively digs in her garden. Two brothers, long estranged, reunite for a terse, heady summer. A woman flies to Krakow to see her adult son. At dusk, a girl pushes her dying mother out into the sea. A small boy sits on his own in the cinema, entranced by the cowboys who light up the screen. At the heart of this collection lies ‘Chemistry’, a compelling portrait of family and migration.
‘Lyrical and gentle, with a theme of familial interplay’ Country Life, Book of the Week
The Force of History
‘My father once told me that our history is like a force behind us, pushing us along, unacknowledged or even unknown, but dictating the way we live our lives.’ In the Memory of the Forest by...Read more