That Sadie Thing and other stories
Kindle (Feb 2013)
Paperback (Sept 2013 - includes three bonus stories)
A couple break up on a rainy night; a woman finds comfort from eating lunch as her best friend lies in hospital; a runaway longs to go home; a teenager finds herself in an unlikely place.
There are over 7 billion people on Earth. We collide with just a handful of them throughout our lives, either by accident or design. Our story never ends, it just leads into the next.
These characters are struggling to find their place in the world, attempting to find connections that matter with the people around them, however fleeting.
That Sadie Thing and other stories is an intense and emotional journey through the relationships that define our lives.
This is a dark, unsettling yet memorable collection, bringing together prize-winning and published stories from the past twenty years: the ‘greatest hits’.
What readers are saying:
"Tight, gripping short stories, some of which get under my skin and have me twitching for ages after reading them. Best to read a tale at a time, the better to digest each one. Enjoyed Crawford's icy style - recommended reading for lovers of the slightly off." - Mina Lobo, via Goodreads
"Annalisa Crawford gives us glimpses into the lives of her characters and their relationships with others. These short stories are a mix of the eerie and haunting. They had a way of burrowing into my mind with their unique intensity." - Medeia Sharif, author of Bestest. Ramadan. Ever.
"Emotional, intense and perceptive, the author transports us into the mysteries of relationships, capturing the very essence of her characters and their innermost thoughts." - Steph, via Amazon UK