The Red Man Turns to Green

An Assortment of Short Stories

By Dickson Telfer

Format: Paperback

A debut short story collection by Scottish author Dickson Telfer. His stories reflect an observational nature and a liking for the weird stuff hidden below the surface of us all. Dealing with day to day happenings in a sometimes quirky, sometimes shocking way.

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Fledgling Press

Fledgling Press is an independent publisher based in Edinburgh. They are committed to publishing work by debut authors, emerging talent and new voices in the literary world. They publish teen novels, fiction, crime fiction, biographies, poetry and short story collections, and produce an eBook for every title they publish.

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When the red man turns to green,walk yourself into a world where killing a spider triggers vivid flashbacks; where unrequited love is never forgotten; where a shopping trip to Asda is a form of counselling; where filming for YouTube leads to more than mere voyeurism; where the sheep are very often blue; and where tea is the answer. In this enigmatic debut collection, Dickson Telfer plunges his characters into profound and occasionally unsettling situations and watches them stew, fumble, thrive and flourish. Quirky, funny and alternative, his observations on everyday life make this collection eminently enjoyable.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Fledgling Press
Publication Date 3 Jun 2013
ISBN 9781905916634
Number of Pages 224

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"Dickson Telfer is the real deal and this debut collection is a sawn-off shotgun scattering humour, horror, sugar and grit. Get too close and its honesty will take your face off. Can't wait to see what Telfer does after he's reloaded." Alan Bissett, Author of Pack Men and The Moira Monologues "Guaranteed to challenge your perceptions, pre-conceived or otherwise, Telfer's whacky take on life will never leave you feeling indifferent." Neal Sillars, author of A Conspiracy of Ravens and If You Fly with the Crows. "Dickson Telfer's darkly comic tales sparkle like black diamonds. Written in a style as clean and direct as a switchblade, these stories cut through the mundane surface of modern life to reveal the disturbing, funny, surreal truths that lie beneath the quiet desperation. The Red Man Turns to Green is a sensational debut collection, full of surprises and dark pleasures, permeated with a generous compassion for the human condition." Vicki Jarrett, author of Nothing is Heavy

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