WROTE FOR LUCK
WROTE FOR LUCK
Published 22 January 2015
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For two decades D.J. Taylor has been one of the UK's most celebrated biographers, novelists and critics. During this time, he has also quietly and consistently produced some of the finest short stories in contemporary fiction. Wrote For Luck contains several newly written pieces, alongside a dozen other works showcasing his developing mastery of the form, gathered under one cover for the first time.
'These short stories are sophisticated morsels of modern life, needle-sharp, and touchingly aware of the social subtext... Excellent.' Kate Saunders, The Times
'Closely observed, gently fraught... There is an almost Chekovian undertow to this rewarding and impressive collection.' David Collard, The Literary Review
'Sharp and clever... Taylor has a great knack of pulling the reader in, and his endings, which spin out into rather mournful, very British epiphanies, linger long in the mind.' James Smart, The Guardian
'D.J. Taylor's short stories here sketch recognisable middle-class milieus - south London barbecues, dinner parties, literary festivals and real estate quests bringing the aspiring into collision with the crushed. His eye for human sadness make this a consistently superb collection.' The Independent