Price  £9.99
Format  Paperback and ebook
Published  17 Feb 2014
Length  296 pages
ISBN  9781905559633
ISBN  9781905559671 (ebook)

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Death & Texas
Clive Sinclair                                           


Clive Sinclair's first collection of stories won the Somerset Maugham Award.
His second was short-listed for the inaugural Dylan Thomas Award.
His third won both the PEN Silver Pen, and the Jewish Quarterly Award for fiction.
This is his fourth.
The new stories range from New Orleans and Texas to Peru and Venice.
Their subjects are loss, the fear of loss, and love, most especially that between husbands and wives, fathers and sons.
Their cast includes the quick and the dead, the real and the imagined: Davy Crockett, Kinky Friedman, Captain Haddock, Princess Diana, and Shylock.
They are as cruel as life, and as funny.

'Sinclair writes with a playful intelligence in which clichés are revitalised and metaphors milked for their literal meanings ... The humour may not be for those of a refined disposition but it is driven by vigorous, inventive language. Sinclair delivers his words with the energy, pace and swing of a top-class fast bowler.'  

      Gerald Jacobs, The Telegraph

 


About Clive Sinclair

This is Clive Sinclair’s fourteenth book. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and holds a doctorate from the University of East Anglia. He has taught there and also at the University of Uppsala, and the University of California at Santa Cruz, where his son was born. In 1983 he was selected as one of the original Best of Young British Novelists. He lives in London with the artist, Haidee Becker.


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Latest News

 

TLS: ‘... shows Clive Sinclair... still testing the depth of his power.’

 

'What's the best Bristish short story' asked the Guardian books blog...

"If you are looking for simple joy in one story, try Clive Sinclair's subversive account of a rabbi who turns into a pig in A Bad End, from his latest collection Death and Texas.”  Cathy Galvin


Cathy Galvin is founder of the Sunday Times EFG short story award and director of Word Factory
From the Guardian Books Blog, 10 June 2014

 

Jewish Renaissance: ‘... a lot of fun if you like the sort of anarchic plot line that never reveals where it's going next.’

 

The Telegraph: 'Sinclair writes with a playful intelligence in which clichés are revitalised and metaphors milked for their literal meanings ... The humour may not be for those of a refined disposition but it is driven by vigorous, inventive language. Sinclair delivers his words with the energy, pace and swing of a top-class fast bowler.' Gerald Jacobs

 

The Jewish Chronicle : 'Death & Texas is Clive Sinclair at his very best. And short stories don't come much better than that.'  David Herman

 

Contrappasso Magazine interview Clive Sinclair:
"Perhaps I am best characterized as a travel writer too shy to embrace the locals, therefore forced to people the exotic locations with my own inventions."