Published: 28/01/2017
ISBN: 9781785893773
eISBN: 9781788031776
Format: Paperback/eBook



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The Wind on his Back
And Other Short Stories
by Mary Alexander

‘He had taken, these last few weeks, to sitting in the faded leather chair in the sitting room, next to the wood burner. It was only February, and he regularly pushed logs into the fire, stoking it into a continual roar….he didn’t want to die. The words of Dylan Thomas raged in his head as he stared down the garden for hours from his chair. He wanted to weep every time he saw a daffodil push through the grass, or a single bud hesitantly form on the Magnolia tree.’

The Wind on his Back is a beautifully-written collection of six short stories that explore different aspects of love. From a furious divorced man who refuses to forgive his errant wife, to the wife faced with losing her husband of 30 years to a sudden terminal illness, to the motley group of relatives who come together to celebrate Christmas Eve, each story has love – and its offspring, pain and loss – at its core.

Each story can be read independently of each other, although they are united by a common theme of love. The Wind on his Back will have you feeling a range of emotions as you share in the highs and lows in the relationship in each story, and will appeal to fans of female novelists such as Barbara Pym, Donna Tartt and Kate Atkinson, all of which the author enjoys herself. The Wind on his Back is a heartfelt collection that is ideal for those who are looking to dip in and out of a love story.

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