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Delicately poised on the cusp of melancholy, fragility and folly, her stories offer a fresh take on the contradictions of human nature. A young mother is alienated by the small talk of a 'new mums' coffee morning; a poet achieves success after thirty years of writing only to discover that nobody understands what he is saying; a father loses his shoes at a children's party; a grandfather shares the pain and pleasure of his eightieth birthday with his baby grand-daughter; and, in the title story, a sensible young woman who ...

Super Girl 2009, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571230631

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