Furnace by Wayne PriceFurnace by Wayne Price


byWayne Price

Paperback | April 1, 2014

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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 Bowles

In 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 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.
Title:FurnaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2014Publisher:Freight BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0956613586

ISBN - 13:9780956613585

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"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