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"Other themed anthologies may have much to recommend them, but this is one compilation which sings."

Northern Soul

"Waiting For The Gift is well worth a read for short fiction readers and Bowie fans alike, and hopefully will encourage the one to become the other and get lost in this great collection of new writing."

Louder Than War

"Confingo is drawing in some of the newest and most vibrant writers in the short story form and again the book is produced to the highest standard.
Long live the small publishers when they are as innovative as this."
Book Munch

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Low, David Bowie’s 1977 album, stands as both his creative apex and an album which pushed popular music to its outer limits.


The eleven short stories in Waiting for the Gift, each of which takes a song on the album as its title and inspiration, provide a collective response from some of the best contemporary writers of fiction.


Featuring original work from Dima Alzayat, Anne Billson, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Jen Calleja, Ruby Cowling, Wendy Erskine, Keeley Forsyth, David Hayden, Hugo Wilcken, Adam Marek, Preti Taneja and Melissa Wan, Waiting for the Gift maps out the otherworldly labyrinth that is Low, moving through tales of madness and the abyss, but also of futuristic fantasia and intrepid inner exploration.

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