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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Stephen Shieber: Being Normal

Another forthcoming title in what I've just decided we're officially calling 'new book week', today it's a collection of stories by Stephen Shieber, to be released in August:

'A confident, poignant collection filtered with debauchery, melancholy and black humour, Being Normal is an examination of loneliness, rejection and the idiosyncrasies of living in and against contemporary society.

Stephen Shieber brings together the glory of everyday nothingness and elevates it to great drama; where loveless marriage, teen angst, childhood misadventure, lonely Christmases and family dysfunction are the norm.

Each character in this stunning debut provides a very different slant on the notion of mundane – a book for anyone who has ever found themselves on the outside, dancing to the beat of their own drum.'


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