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Anthropology: and a hundred other stories

By Dan Rhodes

101 short stories, all 101 words in length. Romance collides head-on with the comic and surreal in Dan Rhodes’s uniquely entertaining first publication.

An ingenious series of perfect miniatures of doomed love.

With incredible economy – 101 words exactly – each story, complete in itself, holds up a cracked mirror to the private peculiarities of human relationships. Meet the woman who uses cider for make-up remover; admire the lover whose field-work with Mongolian gays inspires her to sprout a handlebar moustache; wonder at the caring mother who binds her baby’s feet under the misapprehension that he’s a girl. Comic monologue meets the discipline of the sonnet writer, filtered by an imagination to rival Lewis Carroll.

Sometimes violent, often hilarious, and always surprising, you will not read a more original book this year.

Author: Dan Rhodes
Format: Hardback
Release Date: 02 Mar 2000
Pages: 208
ISBN: 978-1-84115-193-9
Price: £10.00 (Export Price) , £10.00, €15.78
Dan Rhodes is twenty-six and this is his first book. He will follow it with a collection of short stories, Don’t Tell Me the Truth About Love and the a novel. Two of the stories have previously appeared in Tibor Fischer’s Vintage collection, New Writing (March 1999).