Blind Water Pass

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Anna Metcalfe’s stories are about communication and miscommunication – between characters and across cultures. Whether about a blithely entitled English teacher in a poor Beijing school, an immigrant female taxi driver in Paris, or a young Chinese girl spouting made-up Confucian phrases to please tourists, the stories examine the assumptions we make about other people, and about ourselves.

Blind Water Pass is an auspicious debut by a superb young writer.

Bibliographic note

The story 'Number Three' was shortlisted in 2014 for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world's biggest international short story prize.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherJohn Murray
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)9781473631823
ISBN (Print)9781473631816
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2016

Publication series

NameJM Originals
PublisherJohn Murray