This dazzling collection of international fiction encapsulates Alice Munro's definition of the short story, taking it to a global scale and providing unforgettable glimpses of women's lives across the world. In 33 stories, which bring together talent from countries as far-flung as Japan, Botswana, Cuba, Lebanon and Russia, women writers take the world in their stride: Banana Yoshimoto observes a brief encounter on a Tokyo train; Alice Walker portrays the life of a black female singer-songwriter in 1950s America; Isabel Allende explores the power of words, women and politics in Peru; Shena Mackay takes a wry look at the British class system; and Anita Desai captures a moment from an Indian childhood. With its wealth of styles and settings, this anthology reflects the diversity of women's experiences across the globe.
'Mesmerizing... this new anthology is something else entirely.'
- Publication Date:
- 19 / 04 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm