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Launch of Sue Orr’s ‘From Under the Overcoat’

From Under the OvercoatI launched Sue Orr’s new book of short stories in February. This is what I had to say about From Under the Overcoat:
‘Sue Orr’s stories have that mesmerising quality that makes the reader race on, hoping they will never end, yet desperate to find out what happens next. Their stylishness marks a new departure in contemporary short-story writing, her weaving of new and vibrant stories on to concepts that began with the great masters is high-wire risk taking that succeeds magnificently. I admire these stories immensely: by turn tender, sly, comic and always deeply informed about the ways of the human heart.’