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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Short Stories (single author)
  • Language:English
  • Pages:200
  • eBook ISBN:9781618420589

The Cube and other stories

by Keith Harris

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Overview
All of these stories or monologues explore the human condition. The lives of men and women are viewed through a microscope analysing self doubt, weakness, delusion, egotism and sheer vanity. At the same time most tales are peppered with irony and humour that allow us to laugh at ourselves.
Description
All of these stories or monologues explore the human condition. The lives of men and women are viewed through a microscope analysing self doubt, weakness, delusion, egotism and sheer vanity. At the same time most tales are peppered with irony and humour that allow us to laugh at ourselves. In ‘The Cube’ the intolerable demands of home and work begin to submerge the psyche of a woman committed to both, but collapsing under the constant weight of modern life. ‘Till Death’, a reversal of the famous story of the wives of a small US town, turns the focus on the males. ‘The Fake’ explores the stunning depths of artistic vanity and self delusion that engulfs a Master painter in this complex semi-monologue about the act of creation in a journey that produces the ultimate forgery.
About the author
Born and bred in small villages around Loughborough in the UK. I was educated at Loughborough Grammar School and studied German at Liverpool University and Law at Trent Polytechnic. I have worked at Loughborough College for 25 years teaching German, French and various forms of English for foreigners and residents - ESOL, EFL Academic English. My wonderful wife of 30 years is called Christine and has provided me with 3 triplet stepgrandchildren. I have been writing for pleasure for 20 years and have built up enough material for 6 books, which I will publish in the future.
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