Tenterhooks

Tenterhooks

Suzannah Dunn

The best book yet from this witty writer

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