Second-hand rain – Short story collection
Second-hand rain is Georgia Carys Williams’ debut short story collection, released October 2014 through the publisher Parthian Books.
‘Intricate, touching and astonishingly imaginative…’ Stevie DaviesStevie Davies
Georgia Carys Williams’ disquieting stories explore the strangeness of existence; its elemental substance, its “being and nothingness.Jo Mazelis
Edgy and dark, psychologically needling and vigorously inventive, Second-hand Rain marks the arrival of a singular voice in fiction.Jon Gower
Georgia Carys Williams’ stories are dark, offbeat, rippling with watery memories and poetic unease. From the bluest Venetian lagoon where a merwoman saves a drowning gondolier to a glass harmonica playing itself along a tideline. Williams is a writer for whom the world is never the safe place: a phantom baby growing older, a granddaughter obsessively peeling tangerines, and a deaf sister conducting music in her sleep are all brought to life in an innovative and perceptive collection from a distinctive new voice.
Awards & Nominations
- Shortlisted for the Sabotage Short Story Award 2015
- Longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015
- Longlisted for the Frank O’ Connor International Short Story Prize 2015