This Way to Departures
Linda Mannheim

What happens when we leave the places we’re from? What do we lose, and who do we become, and what parts of our pasts are unshakeable? 

Linda Mannheim’s second short story collection focuses on twelve people who have relocated – both voluntarily and involuntarily. 

Opening with Miami-set political thriller, ‘Noir’, these exquisitely rendered set of stories will leave you reeling.

THIS WAY TO DEPARTURES is a deeply affecting portrait of American society and the constant search for a place to call 'home'. 

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About the author

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Linda Mannheim is the author of several book including Edgehill Prize longlisted Above Sugar Hill (Influx Press), and Risk (Penguin). She has also written a number of Kindle Singles such as ‘Noir’ and ‘Trigger’. Born in the United States, Linda Mannheim spent the first seventeen years of her life in New York. She has been an exchange fellow at Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany and a journalism intern in Nicaragua under the Sandinista government. She now splits her time between Berlin and London.


Praise for Linda Mannheim

'Mannheim’s restive tales of her desiccated stretch of New York provoke and abide like a slap.'
– Eimear McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

'Wonderful, affecting stories.'
– Irenosen Okojie, prize winning author of Speak Gigantular

'Linda Mannheim’s smouldering vignettes of New York life are both achingly sad and beautifully wrought. These are stories to re-read and savour.' 
– Stuart Evers, author of Your Father Sends His Love


Paperback ISBN: 9781910312438

Ebook ISBN: 9781910312445

Publication date: 3rd October 2019

Formats: Paperback / eBook