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The Pier Falls (short story)

  • Type: Short Story

The Pier Falls is a disaster short story by English author Mark Haddon. - AsNotedIn

20 July 1970, the end of the afternoon. A cool breeze off the Channel, a mackerel sky overhead and, far out, a column of sunlight falling onto a trawler as if God had picked it out for some kinf of blessing. The upper storeys of the Regency buildings along the front sit above a gaudy rank of coffee houses and fish bars and knick-knack shops with striped awnings selling 99s and dried seahorses in cellophane envelopes.
Mark Haddon, Wodwo




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  • Brighton, East Sussex On the beach a portly woman hammers a windbreak into the sand with the heel of a shoe while a pair of freckled twins build a fort from sand and lolly sticks.
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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
2016/05/10 Mark Haddon Author "The Pier Falls" by Mark Haddon is included in The Pier Falls: And Other Stories.

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Particulars for The Pier Falls (short story):
British Slang 99 Flake a soft serve ice cream cone stuck with a Cadbury Flake
Season English Seaside Holiday
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Horror an intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Structure Use Pleasure Pier
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Season Summer




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