Ellipsis 2: Comma Modern Shorts
Edited by Ra Page
A bank manager arrives at work one day to find himself the new employer of his ex-wife.
In the middle of a shift a divorced bus driver abandons his vehicle, to search for his estranged son.
Two sisters come to terms with their father’s disappearance with the help of a skeleton called Indira.
The stories in Ellipsis 2 explore the inherent
dysfunctionality of almost all relationships, their aftermaths, and the
lengths people go to to redeem them. From the ingrained resentments of
Jane Rogers’ parent-child histories, to the twisted claustrophobia of
Polly Clark’s couples, and the absence that travels beside each
passenger in Zoe Lambert’s bus sequence – these stories demonstrate the
transforming, often alienating affect a relationship can have on the
individuals in it, and remind us that being next of kin isn’t always
Ellipsis is a unique series presenting linked or themed
sequences of short stories by three writers in each volume. All three
are previously uncollected as short story authors, two of them in each
issue are established (as novelists or poets), the third, in this case
Zoe Lambert, is previously unpublished.
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- 30 Sep 2006