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Wild a collectionWild offers exceptional fiction and reportage with a coast dweller's sharp eye for maritime detail and a humane regard for both the victims and the survivors of shipwrecks both literal and metaphorical From 'Prospects' a marvellous moving reconstruction o. Wild is an apt name for this collection A seagull wreathed in seaweed; snow dancing and swirling over a vanishing road; a misting drizzle over the moor; fingers dipping in and out of rainbow'd bellies as a girl guts a mackerel and the smell of wet dog and damp footprints Gill Hoffs has a way with the little things the tiny almost inconseuential details that when she puts them to paper bear the weight of the worldMy sobs attracted strong shoulders to cry on smells of maleness and sweat  The straw prickled and itched against my thighs and backBecause of this I fell in love with her work back when I was the fiction editor for a small literary magazine While most of the stories are macabre in nature each is full of hope and love in a way that only the soft infinite agony death can impress upon us I think my favorite in this collection is The Rabbit and The Dam which had me sobbing at the end The way Ms Hoffs can capture the history of a place or a person cast into shadow is uite stunning and this is a marvelous collection of stunning slivers of dark some fiction some not

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Free download Wild a collection æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Wild offers exceptional fiction and reportage with a coast dweller's sharp eye for maritime detail and a humane regard for both the victims and the survivors of shipwrecks both literal and metaphorical From 'Prospects' a marvellous moving reconstrucAt the expense of other lives but always animated and alive This is visceral and vital prose smooth as a sea worn pebble yet sharp as sharks' teeth Ronnie Scott author of Death by Design and editor of 'Tommy's War' 'Tommy's Peace' and 'The Real 'Dads' Arm. This is an absolutely wonderful collection of short stories both fiction and nonfiction The writing is crisp rhythmic and very much in line with tantalizing the senses Gill Hoffs' descriptions of the sounds and aromas of her environments are top notch I haven't often felt the salty sea air on my skin as I've read a short story but Hoffs knows exactly how to evoke a moody dead on descriptive vibe with a pulse running through it Her characters also evoke this realism and I found myself absolutely enthralled with them worrying about them hoping praying pleading that the hand of Fate plucks them for safety That said Gill kept me riveted and when I finished each story I had to sit back and reflect let the tension wash off and the sounds of the ocean freuently the backdrop of many of her stories calm me down These are fantastic stories some of the best I've read in a long time and I feel they're a must for people looking for good solid literature I'll be re reading these again particularly the last two nonfiction pieces Black Fish and Prospects

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F the murderous maiden voyage of the Tayleur to 'Luck is in the Leftovers' a gripping saga of living on the edge of the land where life and death ebb and flow like the tides Gill Hoffs' writing fiction and non swells with the power of life sometimes life. The train journey from Glasgow Central to Dalreoch train station takes forty four minutes including a change at Partick Just enough time to put on some music and make a start on ‘Wild’Hoffs wields words like an artist holds a pallet using them boldly to fill our imagination with vivid colours and smells and sounds and smells From seaside caverns to a sail on a whale the image is as clear as day in my mind as my eyes race across the page keeping pace with the picture she paintsFour train stops later and my Ipod is off I realise now something special is happening my Ipod is never off I am halfway through ‘The Rabbit and the Dam’ my finger poised to turn the page as I sit on the edge of my seat not knowing by the end of this tale there will be tears in my eyesLike a true master of her craft Hoffs grabs hold of the reader from the first word on the first page and doesn’t let go until long after they have finished reading her stories Her ability to convey human emotion is unmatched and truly touches the reader in a way few authors can achieve I missed my stop Blissfully unaware I was travelling towards the end of the line forty four minutes became ninety seven I wasn’t upset I got to finish reading ‘Wild’Watch this spaceuntil then buy ‘Wild’