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Stick no Bills

Fans of Elizabeth Walcott Hackshaw's careful and elegant prose will not be disappointed with this selection of new stories whose very reticence leads into powerfully felt emotions.


Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw
Fiction, Short Stories, Ebook and print
Trinidad and Tobago
Date published
1 Oct 2020

Writing both of imagined characters and as "I", Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw's stories deal with the experiences of loss, disappointment and the attempt to be self-truthful. In the sequence of stories that chart childhood family memory and the break-up of those connections through deaths and the passage of time, there is a fine balance between recording the feelings of desolation and the pleasures of reconstructing the joys of the past through art and memory. There is, too, in the collection as a whole, a richly consoling passage towards a sense of continuance and human resilience.

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Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw

Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw was born in Trinidad and is Professor of French Literature and Creative Writing at the University of the West Indies.

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