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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

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The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

Stories

By Hilary Mantel

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9781627792103, 242pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

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"The New York Times" bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies," that has been called "scintillating" ("New York Times Books Review"), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite" ("The Chicago Tribune") and "otherworldly" ("Washington Post").
"A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a 'capital 'E.'"-NPR
"A book of her short stories is like a little sweet treat."-"USA Today" (4 stars)
" Mantel is at] the top of her game."-"Salon"
"Genius."-"The Seattle Times"
One of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a brilliant collection of contemporary stories

In "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher," Hilary Mantel's trademark gifts of penetrating characterization, unsparing eye, and rascally intelligence are once again fully on display.

Stories of dislocation and family fracture, of whimsical infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes, brilliantly unsettle the reader in that unmistakably Mantel way.

Cutting to the core of human experience, Mantel brutally and acutely writes about marriage, class, family, and sex. Unpredictable, diverse, and sometimes shocking, "The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher" displays a magnificent writer at the peak of her powers.



About the Author
Hilary Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies--an unprecedented achievement. The Royal Shakespeare Company recently adapted Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage to colossal critical acclaim and a BBC/Masterpiece six-part adaption of the novels will broadcast in 2015.The author of fourteen books, she is currently at work on the third installment of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy.


NPR
Wednesday, Oct 15, 2014

Heads tend to roll, figuratively and otherwise, in Mantel's writing. Critic Maureen Corrigan says this new short story collection � about grotesque characters in the modern world � is breathtaking. More at NPR.org

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