An all too familiar story: a young woman who'd rather be left alone is stalked by a powerful older man. The fraught setting and relentless voice of the narrator, however, make this book unique. The unnamed city (Belfast) is a stand-in for any violent, paranoia-ridden human enclave, a place where everything from the choice of tea or butter to automobile parts signifies us or them. All written, somehow, with humor, and a sense of hope.— Kathy
About the Author
Anna Burns was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is the author of two novels, No Bones and Little Constructions, and of the novella, Mostly Hero. No Bones won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize and was short-listed for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in East Sussex, England.