Silly Mothers

By Catherine Merriman

"Like all good stories, it encompasses entire worlds in a small space." Everywoman

Fiction, Short Stories


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Shortlisted for Wales Book of the year 1992

These stories explore the fantasy, aspiration, and sometimes self-deception, that colour our daily lives: the young mother who finds a face for her daydreams at the local shops; the 'desperate man' whose plans for the perfect life are doomed.

Often vulnerable, but with the will to survive, Catherine Merriman's characters confront divorce, death, fear - and the mundane obstacles of life - to build a new self-confidence and understanding.

This first collection of short stories establishes Catherine Merriman's style as direct and highly readable, with a good measure of humour - detached, yet strongly sympathetic.

Silly Mothers was runner up in the Welsh Book of the year Awards in 1992, and several of its stories have been broadcast on Radio 4 and Radio Wales.

ISBN: 9781870206105
Language: English
Categories: Fiction, Short Stories
First Published by Honno: 1st January 1991

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