Published: January 2017
daughter flies into a painting to escape her overprotective mother. An exchange
student sees green lights in the sky above South America and fears the worst.
Against the backdrop of an Italian bird market, a holidaying teenager makes her
first attempt at seduction. And an affair that never happens is deconstructed
while tigers pace in a European zoo.
Wild Gestures is the first collection from
British writer Lucy Durneen, bringing together stories of loss, desire and
opportunities missed, all orbiting the painful knowledge that the things we
most long for remain the furthest from reach.