This Paradise

This Paradise by Ruby Cowling_WebMy story collection This Paradise is out now with Boiler House Press.

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‘Thought-provoking… memorable stories that explore survival in all its guises, and reveal Cowling as an instinctive chronicler of the modern world.’ – Observer

The collection includes Biophile, which won The White Review Short Story Prize 2014, Flamingo Land, which won the London Short Story Prize 2014, and nine other stories.

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A family prepares for Assessment; an au pair in the Caribbean wrestles with duty as a hurricane makes landfall; a game designer aches with bodily longing. Amidst it all, twins, heroines, mothers and rebels play out their lives under the strange grips of technology, governments, corporations and the capricious planet on which we all, in our different ways, just about manage to live.

“No other writer of short fiction has such a firm finger on the unsteady pulse of the suppurating British body politic.” – Joanna Walsh, author of Words From The World’s End.

“With these stories, Ruby Cowling shows a brilliantly instinctive understanding that a story can be anything, go anywhere, and say the things you were least expecting it to say. These are stories that will tip the ground out from beneath your feet.” – Jon McGregor, author of Reservoir 13.