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The Redemption of Galen Pike

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The Redemption of Galen Pike

By Carys Davies

Biblioasis, Paperback, 9781771961394, 176pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

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"Like Chekhov's great stories, Davies' . . . reward re-reading not by resolving the core mystery, but by revealing layers of meaning and complexity. " --Ladette Randolph, Ploughshares

From remote Australian settlements to the snows of Siberia, from Colorado to Cumbria, restless teenagers, middle-aged civil servants, and Quaker spinsters traverse expanses of solitude to reveal the secrets of the human heart.

Written with raw and rigorous prose, charged throughout by a prickly wit, the stories in The Redemption of Galen Pike remind us how little we know of the lives of others.

Carys Davies is currently a 2016-2017 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library.



About the Author
Carys Davies is the author of two collections of short stories, The Redemption of Galen Pike and Some New Ambush. She is the winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Prize, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, the Royal Society of Literature's V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize, the Society of Authors' Olive Cook Short Story Award, a Northern Writers' Award, and is currently a 2016-2017 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library. Born in Wales, she usually lives in north-west England.
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