Leone Ross

Come Let Us Sing Anyway (Peepal Tree Press)

What is your favourite short story from the book?

“I think it’s got to be ‘The Woman Who Lived In A Restaurant’. It’s a story about love and sacrifice and it exemplifies my style and concerns: complex, unspoken emotional landscapes, mischief, oddness and just enough sex. It was hard to write and I think I eventually nailed it.” – Leone Ross

What the Critics say?

“Leone Ross’s first short-story collection demonstrates her imaginative power and great psychological depth … Ross writes here with searing empathy and compassion. Her women are rounded, wounded, and we cannot help but feel for them.” – The Guardian

“Ross writes with all the elegance and skill, the meticulous attention to detail and the ways in which disparate ingredients interact, of a chef who specialises in fine dining, laying a sumptuous repast before the reader, each line informed with an eye for lyrical beauty and subtle undercurrents of eroticism.”
– Black Static magazine

Buy Come Let Us Sing Anyway here

Leone Ross is the critically acclaimed author of the Orange Prize longlisted novel All the Blood Is Red (Angela Royal Publishing, 1996) and Orange Laughter (Angela Publishing, 1999). A novelist, short story writer, editor, lecturer in fiction writing, and former journalist, she was born in England to Scottish and Jamaican parents, and grew up in Jamaica. She lives in London.

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