JELLYFISH: refreshed edition now in print: review snippets
cover art: Fiona Hutchison
published by: FREIGHT
An exquisite story collection The Guardian
With this electrifying volume Galloway proves herself a truly powerful writer The Independent
Dazzling The Skinny
This is a short-story collection to savour, by one of the foremost Scottish writers of her generation
Utterly outstanding stories ... I felt I'd accompanied characters who were precious and vulnerable through watery emotional light and dark, and surfaced richer and stronger, supremely conscious of that balance between our strengths and our frailties.
Jellyfish should be taken in by slow osmotic indulgence, and not guzzled in a glut of page-turning ... acute observation delivers powerful characters you want to grasp and lift out of the pages, slap across the face or embrace empathically. In what seem to be very ordinary lives lie some extraordinary stories.
Dundee University Review of the Arts
Tales of the desperate and surreal Spectator
Janice Galloway shows her genius for the ‘ouch’ principle: the collision of something vulnerable with something sadistic
Love, anger, loss, desire – there are passions on show which are palpable, and in which she stirs the senses like few writers can.