The book brings together some of Avril’s previously published stories and some new unpublished work.
From Linen Press’ website: “Combining a poet’s gift for language with a keen naturalist’s eye, Avril Joy takes her readers on journeys across landscapes from Venice to the East Anglian Fens, from Cape Cod to the shore temples of Mahabalipuram. Moving and poignant, told with an unerring compassion, the characters are both vulnerable and strong in adversity. Avril Joy explores first love, families, marriage, childhood, mothering, social class, escape, gardens, birds, seas, tides and stray dogs. These are stories about the wild places we call home.”
We hope Avril’s new collection is a huge success and her stories continue to delight many readers.
Avril Joy was shortlisted for the 2012 Bristol Short Story Prize with her story, Meat. It is available in our Volume 5 anthology from publisher, Tangent Books: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-5