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Aromabingo builds on the critical success of David Gaffney's 2006 collection Sawn-off Tales, offering yet more of Gaffney's weird ... Weiterlesen
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Aromabingo builds on the critical success of David Gaffney's 2006 collection Sawn-off Tales, offering yet more of Gaffney's weird and edgy ultra-shorts, plus several longer works, so you can spend even more time inside the baffling, hilarious and sometimes moving world of a David Gaffney story. Think Magnus Mills mashed with the League of Gentlemen with a jolt of Mark E. Smithery for grit, and you're nearly there. Though many of his stories are shorter than a Napalm Death snarl, these precision-engineered slivers of fiction leave you with the dying chords of a symphony. They are about the small people, the tiny Tardis folk with cathedrals inside them, creeping by unnoticed. These tales will have you laughing like at a Tommy Cooper video though there's something hideous gnawing at the door to get in. Be careful, a spoonful weighs a ton.


David Gaffney lives in Manchester. He is the author of several books including Sawn-Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007), Never Never (2008), The Half-Life of Songs (2010) and More Sawn-Off Tales (2013). He has written articles for the Guardian, Sunday Times, Financial Times and Prospect, and his new novel, All The Places I've Ever Lived, is due out in spring 2017. See www.davidgaffney.org.



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Still in Box

Speaking in Pantone

Die like a Rock

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A Good Deal

Through the Medium of Modern Dance

Great Inventions # 2

Smaller than One Eightieth the Diameter of a Human Hair

Blurred Girls

The Secret Pictures of David Cameron

The Newt Lady's Dead Now

The Life of Riley

You've Chosen to be Excited

Great Inventions # 3

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Clown-Time is Over

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When Chairs Attack

Shooting Lulu

A Feel for Format

Grockel Bashing

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Last Chance to Turn Around

You and You Alone

Only the Stones Remain

In the Days Before Trickery

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Mean Picking

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Finding Skerryvore

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Special Pudding

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Titel: Aromabingo
EAN: 9781844718931
ISBN: 978-1-84471-893-1
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Salt Publishing Limited
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 144
Veröffentlichung: 05.07.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch