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Because I don't know what you mean and what you don't Signed Edition

Josie Long author


Publisher:Canongate Books

Published:25th May '23


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The frank, funny fiction debut collection from Josie Long, the award-winning comedian and broadcaster

From a comic mastermind comes this brilliant collection of stories

Three teenagers believe they are witches.
A woman defaces a local billboard.
A bored landlord tries to influence his son's best friend.
A cul-de-sac WhatsApp group discusses eggs at length.
A heavily pregnant woman finds a way to time travel and a girl discovers joy on a stolen bicycle . . .

Each tale paints a life in miniature and offers an escape chute from the mayhem of modern life.

Josie Long can really REALLY write. Read these stories NOW -- DAWN FRENCH
Her writing is miraculous. A dazzling debut -- JOANNA LUMLEY
Josie's stories are like her comedy - beautifully observed, strange, good-hearted, unsettling and truly funny. Read them immediately -- A. L. KENNEDY
I loved this short story collection. Funny, poignant, daft, and occasionally even hilariously cynical -- FRANKIE BOYLE
Josie's writing is everything I love about her stand-up: sharp and smart, hilarious and incisive, infused with love for the world and the complicated people who live in it. A joy to read -- MONICA HEISEY
Josie Long is my favourite comedian and when reading these stories, all the cynicism I've acquired gets replaced by the enthusiasm I felt the first time I saw her live -- JAMES ACASTER
Powerful, brutal and full of grace, Josie Long's debut is something to savor. Long's characters are desperate and in deep, deep trouble, dealing with everything from social alienation to a full on apocalypse. But her humour and empathy miraculously steers us towards triumph and redemption. I loved it -- SIMON RICH

  • Long-listed for Comedy Women in Print Prize 2023 (UK)

ISBN: 9781838856083-S

Dimensions: 220mm x 144mm x 30mm

Weight: 297g

208 pages