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Republics of the Mind James Robertson

Republics of the Mind By James Robertson

Republics of the Mind by James Robertson

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A collection of short stories ranging from a dysfunctional safari park to a dentist's surgery, from the poverty of hope of a reservation in South Dakota to the nightmare vision of a future Scotland riven by ethnic cleansing, from friendships strong in adversity to marriages heading for the rocks.

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Republics of the Mind: New and Selected Stories by James Robertson

The republic of the mind... It might have been a drug, it might have been something you scored in pub toilets, but it wasn't. It was better than that... One day everybody was going to be there.

In this new edition of James Robertson's shorter fiction, nothing is quite what it seems. From a dysfunctional safari park to an abandoned mental hospital, from a flat overrun by frogs to a South Dakota reservation or a future Scotland riven by ethnic cleansing, the settings of these stories are both nightmarish and real, and the characters who inhabit them often heroic even in defeat.

Angry, philosophical, funny and humane, James Robertson's stories explore the friendships strong in adversity, marriages heading for the rocks, and the lonely truths of everyday life, with the same deftness of touch that has brought critical acclaim for novels such as And the Land Lay Still and The Testament of Gideon Mack. This is a collection that will live long in your mind.

About James Robertson

James Robertson is a co-founder of Itchy Coo. He writes books for both adults and children, in English and in Scots. His novel The Testament of Gideon Mack was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and featured on the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2007. For Itchy Coo his translations include Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox and A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Republics of the Mind: New and Selected Stories by James Robertson
Used - Very Good
Bonnier Books Ltd
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