Woman with Doll & Other Stories by Joan Slowey

Woman with Doll & Other Stories

byJoan Slowey

Kobo ebook | July 22, 2013

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This collection of stories is set in a small, seaside town. The characters are known to each other and appear briefly in each others stories. They have difficult situations to deal with and their solutions are often unexpected or harsh or, sadly, just as you would expect. The sea is a constant in their lives; for some it is integral to their livelihoods and for others a source of peace and solace.

Albert (Woman with Doll) is a recovering alcoholic who tries to help others whether they want help or not, and Julia (No Way Out) wants to change her life completely but lacks the courage. Middle-aged Brigit (Safe as Houses) longs for romance but is shocked by her parents’ reaction when she gets a date, and Andy (Andy) tries hard to find some joy in his bleak life, longing for America and motor bikes. Henry is angry with his wife, resenting her growing independence, while Jim and Connie have strange ideas about saving a young man from the cold.

These are just a few of the characters readers will meet in this collection; they are sad, humorous, calculating, devious and just a bit odd. All are memorable.

Title:Woman with Doll & Other StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 22, 2013Publisher:Joan SloweyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1301123129

ISBN - 13:9781301123124