The Madonna of the Pool

The Madonna of the Pool

Helen Stancey
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Author:  Helen Stancey
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  144
Publisher:  Fairlight Books
Year:  2016
ISBN:  9781912054008

Helen Stancey's debut collection of short stories more than rivals her well-received novels, Words and Common Ground. The Madonna of the Pool is a fantastic collection of short stories which explore the triumphs, compromises and quiet disappointments of everyday life. Drawing on a wide array of characters, Helen Stancey shows how small events, insignificant to some, can resonate deeply in the lives of others. Richly poetic, deeply moving and entirely engaging, these short stories demonstrate an exquisite understanding of human adaptation, endurance and, most of all, optimism.