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Short Story Club, 22nd September: Sylvia Wears Pink in the Underworld

Review by Susan Hodgetts This month’s short story was bound to provoke intense discussion and divisive feeling among the short story club attendees. In Sylvia Wears Pink in the Underworld, the Canadian born writer Alison MacLeod imagines a happy ending for the late poet Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide in 1963. Taken from her short […]

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