With the continued growing popularity of the short story, many good collections are released each year and yet sadly the majority go unnoticed by mainstream readers.
In a beautifully written debut collection of short stories Lauren Wilson gives us a reflective meditation on ordinary people’s expectations and assumptions with stories that are emotionally rich whilst feeling fresh and disturbingly relevant in today’s world.
K asks us “Is love the most revolutionary of all acts?” And in doing so delivers a swiftly morphing exploration of love that finds a fine balance between sensory impulse and moral testament. Each story being distinct but all drawn together with a common undertone that echoes the wants, struggles and aspirations of life as we seek to make meaning of it.
Sophia always felt she had a sibling. Dreams of days playing on a rural farm by the mountains with a little girl, laced her mind when she slept. She had been adopted, her parents told her that much. But she only found out on her mother’s deathbed that she had a twin.