The Language of Dying

by Sarah Pinborough
Release date: August 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror
Tags: british fantasy award

British Fantasy Award 2010 for Best Novella.

A novella. Introduction by Graham Joyce.

A woman sits beside her father's bedside as the night ticks away the final hours of his life. As she watches over her father, she relives the past week and the events that brought the family together... and she recalls all the weeks before that served to pull it apart.

There has never been anything normal about the lives raised in this house. It seems to her that sometimes her family is so colourful that the brightness hurts, and as they all join together in this time of impending loss she examines how they came to be the way they are and how it came to just be her, the drifter, that her father came home to die with.

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