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Normal rules don't apply : stories / Kate Atkinson.

Atkinson, Kate, (author.).

"A dazzling collection of eleven interconnected stories from the bestselling, award-winning author of Shrines of Gaiety and Life After Life, with everything that readers love about her novels--the inventiveness, the verbal felicity, the sharp observations on human nature, and the deeply satisfying emotional wallop. In this brilliant volume, nothing is quite as it seems. We meet a queen who makes a bargain she cannot keep; a secretary who watches over the life she has just left; a lost man who bets on a horse that may--or may not--have spoken to him. Witty and wise, with subtle connections between the stories, Normal Rules Don't Apply is a startling and funny feast for the imagination, stories with the depth and bite to create their own fully-formed worlds" -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780385549509
  • ISBN: 0385549504
  • ISBN: 9780593469880
  • ISBN: 0593469887
  • Physical Description: 206 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Great Britain by Doubleday in 2023.
Formatted Contents Note:
The void -- Dogs in jeopardy -- Blithe spirit -- Spellbound -- The indiscreet charm of the bourgeoisie -- Shine, Pamela! Shine! -- Existential marginalization -- Classic Quest 17: Crime and punishment -- Puppies and rainbows -- Gene-sis -- What if? -- Credits.
Subject: Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.
Humorous fiction.
Magic realist fiction.

Available copies

  • 24 of 47 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Degenstein.


  • 2 current holds with 47 total copies.
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Degenstein Community Library FIC ATKINSON (Text) 35031301273510 Adult Fiction Available -

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