"Flamingo Land"

Title"Flamingo Land"
Year for Search2015
AuthorsCowling, Ruby
Secondary AuthorsAllfrey, Ellah Wakatama
Secondary TitleFlamingo Land and Other Stories
Date Published2015
PublisherFreight Press
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Dystopia in which a family must meet specified weight standards. If they are collectively too heavy, their wages are cut and if they continue to be overweight, children are removed from the family. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in the author’s This Paradise: Stories (Norwich, Eng.: Boiler House Press, 2019), 135-60

Info Notes

The story won the London Short Story Prize for 2014

Holding Institutions

PSt

Author Note

Female author

Full Text

2015 Cowling, Ruby. “Flamingo Land.” Flamingo Land and Other Stories. Ed. Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (London: Flight Press, 2015). Rpt. in the author’s This Paradise: Stories (Norwich, Eng.: Boiler House Press, 2019), 135-60. PS

Dystopia in which a family must meet specified weight standards. If they are collectively too heavy, their wages are cut and if they continue to be overweight, children are removed from the family. The story won the London Short Story Prize for 2014. Female author.