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The Yet Unknowing World : Fiona J. Mackintosh

The Yet Unknowing World : Fiona J. Mackintosh


"These stories by Fiona J. Mackintosh are miniature masterpieces, resonating far beyond the pages they inhabit. Mackintosh's pen is assured, her vision clear-eyed yet compassionate. Like the paintings of Edward Hopper, The Yet Unknowing World invites us all to peer into the dark, quiet corners of human yearning and to connect with the flawed, aching beauty of our own hearts."
~Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life: Collected Works from 2003-2018

"The Yet Unknowing World delights in bringing the reader on gorgeous, rippling voyages to Tahiti, Scotland, Greece, and beyond. In this collection, Fiona J. Mackintosh blindsides the reader, over and over, with the beauty of her imagination. We think we are one place and, suddenly, we're lifted from the mundanity of care homes and supermarkets into a glorious elsewhere. Some of the journeys in these stories end poignantly, but many more culminate in joy. Simply stunning."
~Nuala O'Connor, author of Birdie

"This is the world seen differently by an exceptionally gifted writer. These are stories hell-bent on over-stepping their boundaries, and many take on added significance from the stories that surround them. It is these unexpected links that make reading this collection such an exhilarating experience. There is an astonishing historical imagination at play as the writer takes us beyond the canvas with great insight and sensitivity. The writing is so artful it will carry you off on its own wings."
~Annemarie Neary, author of Siren and The Orphans

"The Yet Unknowing World is a debut flash collection of restrained poignancy and beauty. Mackintosh's economy of language, stunning sensory detail, and gift for simple, declarative narration beam the reader directly into every moment. Each story is wildly delicious, erotically mysterious, and fiercely compelling. We are in the hands of a word-painter whose mastery of character, image, and language suspends our disbelief with every brushstroke. There are emotional tapestries woven into every story, whether historical, futuristic, contemporary, or ekphrastic. Mackintosh's stories read like lyrical celebrations of being alive."
~Meg Pokrass, author of The Loss Detector, series co-editor, Best Microfiction

"These stories flash like lightning over the ocean, a wine bottle in the moonlight, a blade at high noon. You will be dazzled by the breadth of subject, the brevity of wit, and the depth of feeling. Mackintosh masters the form and takes you round the world."
~Keith Donohue, New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Child

Paperback; 133mm x 203mm; 108pp

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  • ISBN: 978-1-912095-06-3
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