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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Girl, Balancing & Other Stories, by Helen Dunmore.

Haunting, uplifting, beautiful: the final work from Helen Dunmore.

Helen Dunmore passed away in June 2017, leaving behind this remarkable collection of short stories. With her trademark imagination and gift for making history human, she explores the fragile ties between passion, love, family, friendship and grief, often through people facing turning points in their lives:

A girl alone, stretching her meagre budget to feed herself, becomes aware that the young man who has come to see her may not be as friendly as he seems.

Two women from very different backgrounds enjoy an unusual night out, finding solace in laughter and an unexpected friendship.

A young man picks up his infant son and goes outside into a starlit night as he makes a decision that will inform the rest of his life.

A woman imprisoned for her religion examines her faith in a seemingly literal and quietly original way. 

This brilliant collection of Helen Dunmore’s short fiction, replete with her penetrating insight into the human condition, is certain to delight and move all her listeners.

©2018 Helen Dunmore (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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I enjoyed the tales, and generally well performed.
It was rushed between the end of one story and the beginning of another, so much so that it was sometimes difficult to know that another one had begun. Rather spoiled it.

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Lots of boring little stories with unfinished endings. It will pass a few hours during lockdown but there can be few other times when you would want to waste listening time