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Intimacies
Intimacies | Lucy Caldwell
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'Precise and beautifully controlled fictions but with strange, wild energies pulsing along just beneath the surface. A tremendous collection.' Kevin Barry, author of Night Boat to Tangier Intimacies exquisitely charts the steps and missteps of young women trying to find their place in the world. From a Belfast student ordering illegal drugs online to end an unwanted pregnancy to a young mother's brush with mortality; from a Christmas Eve walking the city centre streets when everything seems possible, to a night flight from Canada which could change a life irrevocably, these are stories of love, loss and exile, of new beginnings and lives lived away from 'home'. Taking in, too, the lives of other women who could be guiding lights - from Monica Lewinsky to Caroline Norton to Sinad O'Connor - Intimacies offers keenly felt and subtly revealing insights into the heartbreak and hope of modern life. 'Heart-stoppingly good.' Lisa McGee, writer and creator of Derry Girls
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JuniperWilde
Intimacies | Lucy Caldwell
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Up next - Intimacies by Irish author, Lucy Caldwell. I‘m loving short story collections right now. Any recommendations? 📚

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IuliaC
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"most important battles we fight are almost untranslatable to anyone else; and besides, you'll have your own seething weirs of tigerish waters to cross"

Short stories, I'd refer to as short confidences by young women looking for their place in this world, with their insecurities, doubts and pain.
Uncomfortable thoughts, disillusions and failed expectations which haunt us but we do not like to admit they are inevitably part of a woman's life.

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Ambl1966
Intimacies | Lucy Caldwell
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I‘m enjoying this so much, it‘s beautiful, uplifting and heartbreaking. Wonderful

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