WOKEN is Sue’s follow-up to RAVELLED. It’s another varied collection of short stories for adults, and as always love is there in many forms, but this time it’s for where we are, now, at this time on Earth.
From Jeremy Vine: ‘Bewitchingly beautiful — Sue uses words like a paintbrush, and with two or three strokes her characters come alive. So well written.’
Here’s what authors, teachers and other readers have said about the stories in WOKEN:
another modern masterwork humblingly brilliant in conception and delivery a powerful, poignant range of stories wonderfully uplifting beautiful, evocative, lyrical heartbreaking
one hell of a narrative I have no idea how I fell in love with four characters in so few words
delightful…emotionally charged sparse, sharp writing conceals a depth of emotion writing deft, deep and rich living characters a brave story very Zeitgeist
exquisitely written full of stunning description vividly told I enjoy this author for her creative skill in using words as if they were paints on a varied palette interwoven with humour
a moving meditation… short story writing at its finest a wonderful piece of writing, clever, funny, engaging and gentle incisive dynamic, engaging and impossible to put down her almost preternatural ability to step into the shoes – the lives – of every character she introduces… She is a sharp observer of the entire human experience, treating her creations with a remarkable tenderness and reverence even while she peels them to the bone Woken is a powerful read. The stories are stronger, more testing and thought-provoking than Ravelled.