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GLIMPSES - Collected Short Stories By victoria hughes
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An exhibitionist awaiting his prey; a woman trapped in a suicide pact; an estate agent determined to marry an unwary flat-hunter; a Roman-Catholic homosexual struggling to reconcile his beliefs and... More > his actions; a husband and wife haunted by aspirations come true; a small-town journalist who sets out to rock the international community with his findings; a bacterium who hates people’s guts; a world-weary interpreter faced with an unexpected facet of human sexuality that strikes home to her heart … Glimpses of hopes and fears, joy and desperation: the raw material of our lives.< Less
misconstruing mayhap By victoria hughes
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Misconception... By victoria hughes
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Her sense of reality severely warped by a childhood spent in feminist communes populated by lesbian university lecturers and PhD students, Clytemnestra finally visits the Spanish village where she... More > must have been conceived. The people there have never read a book, let alone heard of radical feminism; and a woman can be called Immaculate Conception, know both of her progenitors …and not find it in the least bit strange. Her excitement at coming into contact with this new world becomes increasingly desperate as the novel unfolds. She has been nurturing the image of her father ever since she first read her mother's manuscript for an unpublishable romantic novel. She knows the facts of his existence from her mother’s doctoral thesis on the Castration Complex in a Spanish Village. Now she is ready to face the real man. But who is he? And, come to that, who is she?< Less
Misconception By victoria hughes
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Her sense of reality severely warped by a childhood spent in feminist communes populated by lesbian university lecturers and PhD students, Clytemnestra finally visits the Spanish village where she... More > had been conceived. The people there have never read a book, let alone heard of radical feminism; and a woman can be called Immaculate Conception, know both of her progenitors …and not find it in the least bit strange. Her budding excitement at this new world is tinged with the pathos of a lifelong search for her father, which becomes increasingly desperate as the novel unfolds. She has read her mother's manuscript, an unpublishable romantic novel, and knows who her imaginary father is. But who is her real father? And, come to that, who is she?< Less
Concatenation of Lives By victoria hughes
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They consider themselves citizens of the world. Quite which world isn’t always clear. Determinedly European and living in Madrid, they might become excited by politics, by numbers, by words, by... More > family or by social injustice. Whatever. They live and remember their lives; they love and remember having loved. And when their stories happen to coincide in late October 2016, one of them dies.< Less
Maculada Concepción By victoria hughes
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La madre de Clytemnestra estaba escribiendo su tesis doctoral sobre el complejo de castración en una aldea castellana cuando se quedó embarazada. Escribió una novela rosa para... More > ganar dinero, pero el manuscrito nunca llegó a publicarse. No obstante, años más tarde, sirvió para que su hija conociera a su padre... primero sólo en su imaginación y luego en Castilla donde fué a visitar la aldea paterna. Su dominio del castellano fue tan patético como su dominio de la realidad y los resultados fueron de los más inesperados.< Less

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