Eye of a Needle: And Other Stories by Cornelia Fick
A great read for lovers of literary and experimental fiction, this debut collection was written with a compassionate eye for the fragile positions of women, the dispossessed and the poor. While experimenting with different styles and forms of storytelling, Ms Fick displays an acute insight into the mysteries of human nature. This collection of forty stories varies widely, from a one-line story to a short novella. 'Flying Ants' is a delicately observed narrative about the emotional neglect and abuse of Mrs Prinn; 'Belinda' a slice of life in a small South African town told from the point of view of Oom (uncle) Baba. 'Knit One', a story about a retired couple, solidifies the tone and major theme of the collection: the decay and unseen emotional damage caused by unequal and patriarchal relationships.
About the author
Cornelia Smith Fick (Connie Fick), also known as Colleen Lynn, is a South African writer. She recently completed the MA in Creative Writing at Rhodes University. A nurse by profession, she worked for a number of years as the editor of a primary health care magazine, and as a freelance writer for Takalani Sesame (radio and TV). Her poems and short stories are published in local and international literary magazines and anthologies: Itch, Botsotso, Experimental Writing Volume 1, Africa VS Latin America, Ladyboxbooks.com and Atlanta Review. She lives in Johannesburg with her family and two dogs.
Author Cornelia Fick
ISBN 062072319X, 9780620723190
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