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When You Lived Inside The Walls and Other Stories by Krishan Coupland

4.5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

£4.99

Krishan Coupland writes in language elegant yet simple as if he were telling you a story while you shared a pot of tea or a bottle of beer. It’s this simplicity that belies a complexity of ideas and a mastery of the short form that is such a pleasure to read and makes this debut collection truly remarkable.

Product Description

Thumprint pocket book series no.6

This is the sixth book in the Thumbprint pocket book series and Krishan Coupland’s first collection of stories. At once dark and tender, mundane and extraordinary the stories here speak of strange realities where a child takes to living in the walls with the friends who love her, and a young man preserves the body of his lover, who has returned from the dead, in a freezer in his garage. Coupland writes in language elegant yet simple as if he were telling you a story while you shared a pot of tea or a bottle of beer. It’s this simplicity that belies a complexity of ideas and a mastery of the short form that is such a pleasure to read and makes this debut collection truly remarkable.

What people have been saying

It begins so strangely and yet so simply and it unfolds with the inescapable logic of a dream but is made vividly true-to-life by Coupland’s attention to (and love for) the mundane. The story is as elegant and as it is everyday; as dark as it is tender.”Alison MacLeod (author of Unexploded) on ‘Days Necrotic’ one of the stories in this chapbook.

When You Lived Inside The Walls and Other Stories coverISBN: 978-1-910413-20-3
Publisher: Stonewood Press
Price: £4.99 (Thumbprint Pocket book – short stories)
Extent: 46 pages
Publication: February 2017

Also availble as an eBook at the usual places; Amazon, iBooks etc.

Additional Information

Weight 90 g
Dimensions 110 x 154 x 4 mm

2 reviews for When You Lived Inside The Walls and Other Stories by Krishan Coupland

  1. 4 out of 5

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    …Coupland’s collection is a wonderful example of the power, emotion, and depth that is often found in shorter fiction. With only 46 pages, there is no room for frills or unnecessary metaphors and this gives each story a chilling authenticity that I very much appreciated and enjoy. From GoodReads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33859332-when-you-lived-inside-the-walls#other_reviews)

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Lucid, compelling and unsettling.

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