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The Josephs and Other Stories by Polly Tuckett - Stonewood Press
A quiet disturbance lies at the heart of these stories in Polly Tuckett’s debut collection. It follows each story’s protagonist through the complexities of living in the modern world. Renfrew finds love and loss while restoring a house in Italy as the world around him sinks into a glorious pageant of decline and decay, Edith battles her demons and isolation in the Alpen snows, and the cold and passionless hotelier Hortensia filters the world through her love for her cat and the tragedy of her brother’s suicide.