'Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It' by Maile Meloy

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Monday 30th January - Friday 3rd February

The American author Maile Meloy's short story collection features a series of characters caught between opposing desires.

In 'O Tannenbaum' (Monday to Wednesday), a married couple and their young daughter pick up a couple of hitchhikers in the snow, whose names turn out to be Bonnie and Clyde.

In 'Nine' (Thursday & Friday), a nine-year-old girl's divorced mother becomes involved with a man who has a ten-year-old son.

The reader is Sara Rose Wasson.

'Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It' is published by Canongate.

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