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An anthology of stories from the engine room of the human condition.
Five stand-alone titles published over the last two years, from No. 1 bestselling short story writer Emma Calin, combined in this great value 'boxed-set'.
Every stranger on the street is a separate story. Their clothes, age and posture reveal some of it. A collection of short stories allows us to illuminate an overall narrative through the rainbow prism of disparate experience. To this we can add our own sense of empathy or even disgust. On the bus that just passed by and inside the building across the street, these unconnected stories are unfolding. It is the unknown secrets and truths of others that form the background on which we unwittingly paint ourselves.
The characters who feed the boilers and push the brooms, the individually powerless. All the same, they struggle to assert the human imperative of love, whether or not that be sexual or even available.
The LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE COLLECTION brings you five novelettes and short stories that explore this universal quest for acceptance and respect; our need to love and be loved.
Social realism for the 21st century.