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  • Published: 31 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742288543
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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The Man in the Shed




A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman.
A man builds a swing in the backyard to sit between his wife and her lover.
A couple gives up their seat on a bus for lovers soon to be parted.
A boy sees his mother come to life gliding on roller skates.
Lloyd Jones's The Man in the Shed is a haunting collection of stories about family and longing. Jones's extraordinary tales take conventional family situations and tilt them sideways, delivering a memorable, beautiful blend of the suburban and the surreal.

  • Pub date: 31 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742288543
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Author

Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones is one of New Zealand’s most internationally successful contemporary writers. He has published essays and children’s books but his best known work is the phenomenally successful novel Mister Pip, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2007, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and Montana Medal for Fiction in 2007 and the Kiriyama Writers’ Prize in 2008, and was later adapted as a motion picture. Among his other most decorated works are The Book of Fame, winner of numerous literary awards, Biografi, a New York Times Notable Book, Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance, Paint Your Wife and Hand Me Down World.

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