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The new short story collection from Leone Ross!

Peepal Tree Press, publisher of the best in Caribbean and Back British writing, is thrilled to announce the publication of Leone Ross's hotly-anticipated short story collection, Come Let Us Sing Anyway – Ross’ first book in 15 years!

From flash fiction to intense psychological drama, magical realism, horror and erotica, Leone Ross’s luminous stories may sometimes tickle, sometimes shock; but will always engage the intellect and the heart. Set between Jamaica and Britain, her setting may be familiar and her characters recognisable, but these stories often take a magical turn that dramatically transforms the way we see. From headless schoolgirls, to talking food and threesomes, pretty much anything can happen in these witty, weird and wonderful short stories.

Leone Ross is a writer, editor, journalist and academic of Jamaican and Scottish ancestry who lives in London. Her first novel, All the Blood Is Red, was longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her second novel, Orange Laughter, was a BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour Watershed Fiction favourite. In 2015, Ross was one of three judges for the Manchester Prize for Fiction. She has worked at Cardiff University, Trinity College Dublin, the City Literary Institute London and the Arvon Foundation. She is presently Senior Lecturer in the Creative Writing department at Roehampton University.

A London launch is planned for Thursday, July 20, 2017.  Leone will be reading, joined by poets Patience Agbabi and Karen McCarthy Woolf join the Peepal Tree mailing list to get your invitation!

Check out Leone's meme series of The Story Behind the Story for some illuminating background information, and her Art of the Sentence  a meme series  that uses quotes from the book to provide tips for writers!

There are also some amazing reviews coming in on goodreads, check them out here!

Come Let Us Sing Anyway is available from all your usual booksellers, but if you order direct from the Peepal Tree website Leone gets higher royalties, and more goes back into the pot for publishing fantastic new books like this! Check out our other brand new releases here.

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