Pond is a sequence of short stories following the life of an English woman living alone on the west coast of Ireland. It’s Claire-Louise’s debut book and it has received much praise already. This was recommended to me by a good friend whose recommendations I trust, so I’m looking forward to diving in.

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Pond Synopsis

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Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town. The physical world depicted in these stories is unsettling yet intimately familiar and soon takes on a life of its own. Captivated by the stellar charms of seclusion but restless with desire, the woman’s relationship with her surroundings becomes boundless and increasingly bewildering. Claire-Louise Bennett’s startlingly original first collection is by turns darkly funny and deeply moving.

Look out for our review of Pond sometime before October 4th.

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