Nights in a Foreign Country

About the Author: Jean McNeil

Jean McNeil is the author of ten books including four novels and a collection of short fiction Her work has been short listed for the Governor General s Award for Fiction, the Journey Prize, and she has won the Prism International prize for short fiction and subsequently for narrative non fiction She is the co director of the Masters in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia and lives in

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  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Nights in a Foreign Country
  • Jean McNeil
  • English
  • 23 May 2019
  • 9781861591869

Nights in a Foreign CountryApril 14th The South Bank Evening Me Girl In Green Dress You Writer Type You Startled Me Let S Talk Jean McNeil S First Novel, Hunting Down Home, Was Widely Praised For Its Knife Edged Lyricism And Exquisite Language With This Collection Of Stories, She Returns To Form With Thirteen Startling Tales Of Longing And Arbitrary Lives In Once Seen , A Young Woman In London Constructs Her Own Yearnings Through Ads In The Once Seen Columns In Beach Boy , Ignacio Struggles To Recall An Earlier Childhood, And A Mother In The Northern Hemisphere Who Wants Him Back A Once Successful Writer Seeks To Revitalise His Career Through Tracing The Journeys And Illicit Loves Of His Famous Travel Writer Friend In Cachoeira Lives Intertwine Briefly And Uncoil Suddenly In These Human Encounters Two Girls In A Burning Landscape, A Journalist Caught In A Central American Coup, A Father And A Daughter Watching Eels Thrashing In A Weir On A Moonlit Night Wolves Stalk The Streets Of Paris And Concert Pianists Stalk Women Who Love Women In These Beautifully Intense Stories Set In Canada, Britain, France And Central America, Each Story Is A Whole World In Itself, Perfectly Created I

12 thoughts on “Nights in a Foreign Country

  1. C says:

    I put this on my read shelf, but I didn t finish it I got about 2 3 of the way through and stopped reading Just didn t see the point of finishing as all the stories were similar.It was a book filled with short stories I don t enjoy reading short stories in a novel format.Some stories seemed to relate to others, but it was difficult to actually make a concrete link In some stories people had names and in others they did not, but the settings or their immediate backgrounds were similar, which lead you to believe that they might have been the same character.The stories basically dropped you into these people s lives as they had just arrived in a foreign country foreign to them The main character always a young female always seemed to be finding herself.The author s writing style was good, however it took attention that I normally g...