The Man In The Shed

Paperback | June 5, 2012

byLloyd Jones

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From the author of Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book and finalist for the Man Booker Prize, comes a collection written with Lloyd Jones's trademark precision and imaginative reach.
 
A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman. A couple give up their seats on a bus for lovers soon to be parted. A husband enters a world imagined by his wife and pretends to be the man she loves. Lloyd Jones's The Man in the Shed is a haunting collection of stories about family and longing. These extraordinary tales take conventional family life and tilt it sideways, delivering a memorable blend of the suburban and the surreal.

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From the author of Mister Pip, winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book and finalist for the Man Booker Prize, comes a collection written with Lloyd Jones's trademark precision and imaginative reach. A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman. A couple give up their seats on a bus for lovers soon to...

LLOYD JONES was born in New Zealand in 1955. His bestselling novel Mister Pip won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His earlier novels (now republished by Vintage Canada) include The Book of Fame--which won the Deutz Medal for Fiction at the 2001 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.99 × 5.16 × 0.7 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307400336

ISBN - 13:9780307400338

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"Jones writes with economy and lyricism and possesses a striking command of metaphor." —The Age "Jones brings to life the transformative power of fiction." —The Sunday Times "With the beautiful spare, lyrical quality that characterises his writing, Jones makes us think about the power and the magic of storytelling, the possibilities--and the dangers--of escaping to the world within." —Dominion Post "The stories are suffused with imagery of the sea, the coast and the populace's dreams of other countries.... Jones does such an assured and skilful job of mixing the surreal with the mundane." —Sydney Morning Herald