A beguiling new selection of Katherine Mansfield’s finest stories, focused on her mysterious, complex portrayals of relationships between women.
Katherine Mansfield was one of the true pioneers of the short story. Her style shifts subtly between the comic and the tragic, as calm surfaces are punctured by moments of disruption, insight and strange beauty.
This new collection gathers together the best of Mansfield’s work exploring different facets of relationships between women. From complex expressions of desire and connection to shared experiences of frustration and release, these stories capture fleeting movements of feeling with unmatched precision.
‘The short story becomes in her hands something new-made, full of unsettling potential’ Ali Smith