Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and vast, this is the perfect companion for any fiction lover. Here are childhood favourites and neglected masters, twenty-first century wits and national treasures, Man Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates. Featuring an all-star cast of authors, including Kate Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, Anton Chekhov, Richmal Crompton, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Penelope Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, V.S. Pritchett, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark and Colm Toibin, THAT GLIMPSE OF TRUTH is the biggest, most handsome collection of short fiction in print today.
'A treasure trove of short stories... A book to return to again and again' Sunday Independent. 'This beautifully produced collection of 100 of the world's finest short stories makes the perfect addition to any bookshelf' Woman and Home. 'One to pick up and read cover to cover' Shortlist. 'Excellent' Scotsman. 'It might be the most comprehensive collection of short stories ever' Observer.
David Miller was a literary agent and author. His novel, Today, was published in 2011.