Last Fling is the first short story collection from acclaimed novelist Sue Gee. Many of the stories have won prizes, been published or broadcast; some are new, written especially for the collection.
Several feature artists, and are set in the past in a rural England; others are contemporary: stories set in London or Europe, of love glimpsed, lost, or longed for. ‘In Bratislava’ is the brief encounter between a lonely businessman and young student in the aftermath of communism. Two or three look at illness and mortality: in ‘Last Fling’, the title story, a dying woman places a lonely hearts ad.
Last Fling was a recommended read and book club choice for National Short Story Week 2011.