Tenterhooks

Tenterhooks

Suzannah Dunn

In these ten stories, Suzannah Dunn shows her considerable talent for writing short fiction

Wonderfully funny, clever observations of womens’ lives: Auntie Fay comes to Spain for the summer, survives on insulin injections, tans to the hue of a blood blister and routinely saves the skins of Renee and her unfortunate family; the sixth form do Pembrokeshire, on a field trip of stale cigarettes, smuggled scotch, and finally, mutiny; a young woman remembers her first real love – for the ghost of her aunt’s boyfriend

Dunn is poised to win a major prize -Venus Flaring was called in by the Booker judges

Reviews of Tenterhooks

    • ‘Dunn is a surgeon of the heart, and her observations are sparky.’Time Out
    • ‘Compelling power… Dunn shows again her gift for making the ordinary seem extraordinary.’The Times