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Male Tears
  • Male Tears


    In Male Tears, a debut collection of stories that brings together over fifteen years of work, Benjamin Myers lays bare the male psyche in all its fragility, complexity and failure, its hubris and forbidden tenderness.Farmers, fairground workers and wandering pilgrims, gruesome gamekeepers, bare-knuckle boxers and ex-cons with secret passions, the men that populate these unsettling, wild and wistful stories form a multi-faceted, era-spanning portrait of just what it means to be a man.



    'Impressive ... Myers' compassionate and tender approach to his characters makes even the most flawed of them worthy of empathy' NEW STATESMAN

    'In his varied, and often satirical, takes on an alternative English history, steeped in the mythic, folkloric and grotesque, Myers taps into a rich vein of Yorkshire gothic, both menacing and comically absurd, its register set somewhere between Ted Hughes, Emily Bronte and The League of Gentlemen. The stories resonate most when his dark humour and lyricism combined' TLS

    'Richly distinctive stories, with unnerving, dark plotlines ... Bleakly funny' INDEPENDENT

    'One of the most interesting, restless writers of his generation' DAILY MAIL



    Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

    ISBN: 9781526611369

    Number of pages: 288

    Weight: 204 g Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm



    Available in hardback, paperback, kindle and audio formats 

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