The Mash-Up: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

By Linda Grant

A short story by Linda Grant from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre.

In ‘The Mash Up’, a woman recalls the strain of juggling opposing cultures at her wedding.

Edited by Tracy Chevalier, the full collection, Reader I Married Him, brings together some of the finest and most creative voices in fiction today, to celebrate and salute the strength and lasting relevance of Charlotte Brontë’s game-changing novel and its beloved narrator.

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 21 Apr 2016
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-817348-7
Linda Grant is the author of six novels and four worksof non-fiction. Her second novel, When I Lived in Modern Times, won the Orange Prize for Fiction. The Clothes onTheir Backs was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Herfamily memoir, Remind Me Who I Am, Again, won the MindBook of the Year and the Age Concern Book of the Year. Shelives in London. Linda Grant’s copy of Jane Eyre is a navyblue hardback with the Latin motto of her school embossedin gold on the cover. It was awarded for winning the RosaB Chambers prize for Reading Aloud, an accomplishmentwhich finally found an application at literary festivals.

Praise for the full collection, READER, I MARRIED HIM: -

”'Dazzling” - DAILY MAIL

”'The success of this book owes much to [Chevalier’s] enthusiasm … it’s quite amazing to see the quality of work on show” - EVENING STANDARD

”'A terrific set of stories by some of our leading novelists, each of whom engages with a chosen aspect of Jane Eyre” - THE NEW STATESMAN

”'A clever idea well-executed; a treat for fans of short fiction and for Brontë's many ardent fans” - KIRKUS REVIEWS

”'Exemplary…written by some of today's best female writers” - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

”'These pieces create a beguiling picture of women and men and desire, in which everyone is searching, like Jane, for happiness and wondering whether marriage is really an answer. The book acts as a prism spreading all kinds of literary and historical refractions, and it’s a reminder that Charlotte Brontë, too, has many sides” - GLOBE AND MAIL