The First Law of Sadness

  • Title: The First Law of Sadness
  • Author: Nick Mulgrew
  • ISBN: 9781485625780
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • The First Law of Sadness Connected by than their exquisite prose Nick Mulgrew s new stories delve into a world of killer eagles tattoo removal parlours hardcore punk guitarists cum auditors turtle sanctuaries plane crash
    Connected by than their exquisite prose, Nick Mulgrew s new stories delve into a world of killer eagles, tattoo removal parlours, hardcore punk guitarists cum auditors, turtle sanctuaries, plane crashes, amateur pornographers and biltong makers a world concurrently too strange and too familiar for comfort.A collection of startling imagination and sympathy set primConnected by than their exquisite prose, Nick Mulgrew s new stories delve into a world of killer eagles, tattoo removal parlours, hardcore punk guitarists cum auditors, turtle sanctuaries, plane crashes, amateur pornographers and biltong makers a world concurrently too strange and too familiar for comfort.A collection of startling imagination and sympathy set primarily in South Africa s least fashionable cities and suburbs these stories maintain a precarious balance between rich comedy and despair throughout their explorations of grief, spectacle, sex, nostalgia, and the lives of animals, both human and not.With audaciousness met by trademark spiritual undercurrents and poetic flourish, The First Law of Sadness is confirmation of Mulgrew s status as one of South Africa s best contemporary exponents of short fiction.

    • The First Law of Sadness By Nick Mulgrew
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      Published :2019-01-06T19:54:38+00:00

    About Nick Mulgrew


    1. Nick Mulgrew is an award winning writer, editor and publisher, currently based in Cape Town He is the author of three books Among other things, he is the 2016 winner of the Thomas Pringle Award, the 2014 winner of the National Arts Festival Short Sharp Stories Award in South Africa, a 2015 shortlistee for the White Review Prize and a 2017 longlistee for the Edge Hill Prize.


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    1. Pure happiness, this quality of writing. Stunning collection.

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