Awards: BBC National Short Story Award for ‘Disappearances’ (2016), Edge Hill Short Story Prize Nominee for Shortlist (2017), KWS Hilary Mantel International Short Story Prize Nominee for ‘Blackout’ (2014), Republic of Consciousness Prize Nominee (2017)
Format: paperback, 182 pages
About The Book
From Argentina to Siberia, Papua New Guinea to London and New York, Light Box explores lives in transition, in a world where boundaries and human relationships are shifting. An astronaut struggles to adapt to life back on earth; a young man discovers he is going blind in a foreign city; a retired plastic surgeon uncovers old wounds; and two lovers become unexpectedly intimate. Each tale in K J Orr’s moving collection is charged with the irrepressible human urge to connect in the face of disorientating change.
With exquisitely cadenced storytelling, Orr introduces us to worlds and places that are both familiar and askew. Her landscapes are instantly recognisable, yet tinged with a lingering sense of uncertainty. The result is a wonderfully diverse and captivating debut from a rising literary talent.
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