The Top Road : Fiona McKay

Fiona McKay’s debut novella-in-flash, the stunning, seductive, and gut-wrenching The Top Road, combines the lyricism of literary fiction with the palpable tension and propulsive force of a crime thriller…Written in immaculate, exquisite prose, delving deeply into themes of friendship, family, grief, and guilt, McKay’s debut is not just an extraordinary piece of fiction writing; it is utterly unputdownable…
– Kristen Loesch, author of The Porcelain Doll

Fiona McKay draws us into the consciousness of a small boy… People can underestimate the intelligence and sensitivity of children, and these stories can become overly sentimental. Not so here. The writer understands what it is to be a child in a way that Dylan Thomas and Charles Bukowski did. She also draws us into the consciousness of a fox… In the tradition of Virginia Woolf’s Flush, she uses the perspective to complicate our understanding of the story…
– John Brantingham, Judge Bath Novella-in-Flash Competition 2023

Paperback ISBN 978-1-915247-46-9; 133mm x 203mm; 108pp

£11.99 GBP

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