A Bunch of Fives

A Bunch of Fives

a bunch of fives helen simpson
ISBN: 0099561573
Pages: 448

Why A Bunch of Fives? Because this selection includes five stories from each of Helen Simpson’s first five short story collections; and also because, starting in 1990, these collections have been published at five-year intervals. With an introduction by the author.

Vintage Classics, 2012; Tempora, Ukraine, 2018/2019


“I think a good short story can be like a core sample.  Think how much a geologist can learn from a core sample—it’s the same!  If it’s a good one, you’ve got absolutely everything you need to know about the history and geography and inhabitants and social conditions of the area, in wonderfully concise form.”

From Introduction by Helen Simpson

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