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Corpus Christi

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781473611559

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ON SALE: 12th February 2015

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Short Stories

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A gorgeous, accomplished debut’ David Mitchell

By internationally bestselling author Bret Anthony Johnston, WINNER of the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award 2017.

In Corpus Christi, Texas – a town often hit by hurricanes – parents, children, and lovers come together and fall apart, bonded and battered by memories of loss that they feel as acutely as physical pain.

A car accident joins strangers linked by an intimate knowledge of madness. A teenage boy remembers his father’s act of sudden and self-righteous violence. A ‘hurricane party’ reunites a couple whom tragedy parted. And, in an unforgettable three-story cycle, an illness heals a man’s relationship with his mother and reveals the odd, shifting fidelity of truth to love.

Writing with tough humor, deep humanity, and a keen eye for the natural environment, Bret Anthony Johnston creates a world where cataclysmic events cut people loose from their ‘regular lives, floating and spiraling away from where we had been the day before.’

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