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Because I Don't Know What You Mean and What You Don't

by Josie Long - £9.99  Canongate Books (2024)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781838856090 | ISBN 10: 1838856099

From a comic mastermind comes this brilliant collection of stories
Three teenagers believe they are witches.
A woman defaces a local billboard.
A bored landlord tries to influence his son’s best friend.
A cul-de-sac WhatsApp group discusses eggs at length.
A heavily pregnant woman finds a way to time travel and a girl discovers joy on a stolen bicycle...

Each tale paints a life in miniature and offers an escape chute from the mayhem of modern life.
“Josie Long can really REALLY write. Read these stories NOW”
Dawn French
“Her writing is miraculous. A dazzling debut”
Joanna Lumley
“Josie’s stories are like her comedy – beautifully observed, strange, good-hearted, unsettling and truly funny. Read them immediately”
A. L. Kennedy
“I loved this short story collection. Funny, poignant, daft, and occasionally even hilariously cynical”
Frankie Boyle
“Josie’s writing is everything I love about her stand-up: sharp and smart, hilarious and incisive, infused with love for the world and the complicated people who live in it. A joy to read”
Monica Heisey

(Price & availability last checked: April 2024)

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