Surprised to see that I did not review this A rich discovery for me of a new author A very varied roup of short stories some better than others as always happens in a collection with an emphasis on themes of aging loss and isolation Several stories including the brilliant heartbreaking and original title story were among the best things I ve read this year Mr Constantine moves into my top tenshort story writers list with this heady work From BBC Radio 4 DramaTom Courtenay reads this story in which a young woman falls to her death in the Alps Sixty years later the man who accompanied her receives a letter A body has been discovered But what was the relationship of these two na ve teenagers And how will memories of their flight from Nazi Germany affect this man s relationship with his long suffering wifeDavid Constantine s masterful story of unearthed memories In Another Country was the inspiration behind the recent Oscar nominated film 45 Years starring Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Ramplinghttpswwwbbccoukradioplayb075 Bit of a Featuring the story adapted into the Academy of a Featuring the story adapted into the Academy nominated film 45 YEARSThe first American publication by one of the reatest living fiction masters In Another Country .
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"as much as "much as do through these stories The protagonists or the subjects of the stories are often broken and they know it Or Every time I read short stories I am rateful that they weren t made into long ones I can see that these stories are beautifuly written and that the language used is exuisite but I just didn t enjoy them and Rescuing Gus gave up after reading about two thirds of them I ordered the book from the library after watching the film 45 Years to see what the source material was like and that was interesting to compare but the rest of the stories just didn trip me The overall air of melancholy was stories just didn t Class of 92: Out of Our League grip me The overall air of melancholy was and I realised I was just waiting for some light relief to brighten theloom But I can understand why others have feted this book so try it for yourself A very special collection Each story is different unexpected and well put together in every way I just wanted to read the first story in this collection since it is the basis for the film 45 Years Well written worth a read. Of the heart in moments of defiance change resistance flight isolation and redemption these stories demonstrate again and again Constantine's timeless and enduring appeal. of defiance change resistance flight isolation and redemption these stories demonstrate again and again Constantine's timeless and enduring appeal. Hore for me to Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story get through but could just be me Many of the stories I just didn tet what was oing on Not a big fan of the no punctuation dialog because makes it hard for me to know whose talking or even if anyone is I did like some of the stories which were mostly themed around loneliness and brooding but on a whole didn t enjoy
that much That said there is some redeeming value and I think those with different brains Could Capture That Nuances capture that nuancesmuch That said there is some redeeming value and I think those with different brains could capture that nuances than I could Beautifully written short stories published by Windsor s own Biblioasis Would love to read Constantine s novel Davies David Constantine is an expert in precision precision in language in image and in character His story The Necessary Strength illustrates vulnerability better than anything i ve ever read and it brought me to tears At the same time there is a dream like uality to these stories and there is wonder he ives the reader a dictionary of light a field uide to the sea and the lost map of human nature I worry that this will sound hyperbolic but I don t remembe. Pans David Constantine's remarkable thirty year career Known for their pristine emotional clarity their spare but intensely evocative dialogue and their fearless for their pristine emotional clarity their spare but intensely evocative dialogue and their fearless .