Openings

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Since the publication of ‘Multitudes’, her debut collection, Lucy Caldwell has been celebrated as one of today’s pre-eminent short story writers. In this much-anticipated third collection, she continues her exploration of the contemporary female experience, as she delves deeper into motherhood and marriage, love and longing. From a passionate affair in Blitz-era London, to a highly charged Christmas party in Belfast, to a trip to Marrakech which could form a new family, the thirteen striking stories of ‘Openings’ pulse with possibility and illuminate those fleeting but recognisable moments of heartbreak and hope that can change the course of a life.

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‘One of the finest short-storywriters at work today. These stories are honest, finely nuanced and indelible in their impact.’
WENDY ERSKINE

‘One of our best short story writers.’
THE TIMES

‘You’ll lose yourself in this collection and, most likely, find yourself too. Each story is a masterclass in attentiveness.’
JAN CARSON

The much-anticipated new collection from the BBC National Short Story Award-winning author of Multitudes and Intimacies.


I still sometimes wonder if one could draw a window in the wall, or in the air, and step through it together. To somewhere else, entirely new.

From a passionate affair in Blitz-era London, to a highly charged Christmas party in Belfast, to a trip to Marrakech which could form a new family, the thirteen striking stories of Openings pulse with possibility and illuminate those fleeting but recognisable moments of heartbreak and hope that can change the course of a life.

‘It takes a writer as subtle, compassionate and clear-eyed as Caldwell to track the hidden forces that work upon us, to illuminate our secret selves. This is prose that liberates.’
CLAIRE KILROY

‘Caldwell has a glorious skill for creating narratives in which every element works in perfect tandem.’
SUNDAY TIMES

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Weight0.266 kg
Dimensions21.5 × 13.6 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K