REVIEW by Anna Scott

NWR Issue 104

Rarebit, New Welsh Fiction

by Susie WIld (ed)

There’s an inevitable disjunction of style in short story collections which can make them particularly challenging to read. However, there’s also something appealing about digging into a ragbag of different tales and letting each individual one unravel, especially when faced with such an eclectic, albeit slightly uneven, selection. Exploring the tensions between the real and the imagined, life and death, love and hatred, and the half-understood way in which people live their lives, Rarebit is an anthology which probes the question of what it is to be human...

Want to read the full article? Go to our online shop where you can buy an individual issue or take out a subscription to NWR, saving £3.98 on the cover price. Prices start at £16.99 for three issues via Direct Debit, including p+p (UK only).

Buy this book at


previous review: American Sycamore
next review: The Dig


A brief note on copyright:all authors have given permission for their work to appear online on New Welsh Review's website. Copyright remains with the author. If you wish to reproduce part or all of any article then the permission of the author must be sought, and the author and New Welsh Review credited accordingly.

Contact us:Registered Office PO Box 170, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1WZ - Telephone 00 (44) 1970 628410
© New Welsh Review Ltd, all rights reserved - Registered in England and Wales - Registered number: 02493828
Website design: mach2media and mopublications      Website development: Technoleg Taliesin Cyf.