New Book: Lawrence Scott’s Leaving by Plane, Swimming Back Underwater


A daring new collection of short stories from the prize-winning Caribbean writer Lawrence Scott, author of Light Falling on Bamboo.

‘Marvellous voices that grow into a very special world that Lawrence Scott has made his own. These are stories full of charm and surprise.’ Romesh Gunesekera

In these stories, Lawrence Scott explores a world of yearnings and memory, of departure and return, underpinned by the disturbing tensions created by religion, race, sexuality and crime. Sensuous and evocative, Scott’s prose has a lightness of touch and tone that exhilarates and illuminates.

In the midst of everyday lives, he finds the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Original paperback

Price: £9.99

Publication: 2 February 2015

ISBN: 9780957118782

Papillote Press

23 Rozel Road, London SW4 0EY

tel: 0207 720 5983


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