The Old Familar

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-28
  • Publisher: Thistledown Pr Ltd
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In The Old Familiarare stories about the art of everyday shock: Hawley's characters think they know other people or themselves until the unforeseen surfaces. Whether subtle or dramatic, these moments of clarity make them question their thinking.Dark, witty, and tightly written, The Old Familiarwill surprise even the reader familiar with crusty undersides of middle-class lives, and the bizarre obsessions that harbour there. Hawley's trademark of controlled tension and psychological scrutiny is at times diabolically funny as it is emotionally arresting, and her exposure of ego and posturing in social networks will have immediate appeal for both a mainstream and literary audience.

Table of Contents

Chemical Weddingp. 9
They Call Her Lovely Ritap. 32
Yes, the People Are Nicep. 55
Free to Good Homep. 76
Heartstarterp. 95
Romancep. 112
Lives of the Saintsp. 139
Have You Seen the Ghost of Johnp. 158
Everyday Livingp. 184
Things Happenp. 199
For My Sinsp. 230
If You Think You're Never Wrongp. 246
The Old Familiarp. 260
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