Author(s): Stuart Evers
Stuart Evers, the author of the critically acclaimed, prize-winning collection Ten Stories About Smoking returns with twelve unforgettable stories of parental love and parental mistakes. Set in the past, present and future, these short stories are unified by their compassion, animated by the unsaid, and distinguished by how beautifully they extract the luminous from the ordinary. Your Father Sends His Love by Stuart Evers is a book of powerful emotion: of vulnerability, duty, betrayal, loss, anger, fear and joy. While its characters often feel more than they can express, they are in the hands of a masterful story teller, who gives time to what might otherwise be incidental, and who dignifies the things that might otherwise pass us by.
A mesmerizing collection of stories from one of our most distinctive voices
Evers's writing is sequined with sparkling descriptions Independent Proof that the story form remains in rude health. Quietly brilliant and moving -- Ian Rankin Evers's everymen break my heart -- Eimear McBride Excellent ... Evers is extraordinarily good a depicting everyday pressures, deceptions and intimacies ... Rich, provocative and often intensely sad Metro Stuart Evers writes with great subtlety about all the ways we estrange ourselves from the people we love and about the rare moments of grace in which we somehow stumble home again -- Jenny Offill There are some wonderful things in here Spectator Clearly a master of the short story ... Intriguing everyday stories that are skilfully observed and perfectly described. The Press and Journal Witty and accomplished, turning a phrase on a sixpence ... Evers's sparse prose resounds meaningfully, sending out ripples across the pond of family life, recognising both the difficulty and joy of 'relating'. Daily Mail [Evers's] artistry has gone into timing reversals and revelations for maximum emotional impact ... [A] tender, unshowy collection. Observer The stories ring with sly wit and deep feeling. Herald
Stuart Evers is the author of Ten Stories About Smoking (winner of the London Book Award) and a highly acclaimed novel, If This is Home. He lives in London.