From science fiction to the surreal, this astonishing collection explores — amongst other things — gender dynamics, matriarchy, and sex, whilst intersecting with fictional lives from literacy classics.
Ten evocative stories that go deep into male friendships and marital relationships, from a mourning couple who take up dancing lessons to find their closeness again, to two drifters who plan a murder to save a life.
Ten stories set in carefully crafted worlds (usually Kentucky). Taking different forms, from flash fiction to novella, each one leads you inside a strange or dystopian dimension, and then pulls the rug.
A double A-side of stories featuring a reclusive seventies folk singer who drops her guard to a music journalist on a stormy night in London, and a young English couple who become entangled with a charming yet mysterious stranger in a Mexican resort.
From one of Austria’s most critically acclaimed writers, comes a hauntingly surreal collection of short stories from a Christmas gathering with one person missing to an obsessively observant neighbour. Told with a Kafkaesque sense of detachment.
An American master of short fiction, comprehensively collected and immortalised in a single volume. Thematically encompassing home, family, place, time, sexuality, isolation, and memory, explore writings deliberately set adrift from categorisation.
Four disturbing tales of love gone wrong from one of the most eminent writers of her generation. From a shy teenager in the first throws of love to the fourth wife of a prominent intellectual, these stories explore what people will do to find, keep and end love.
In this collection of short speculative fiction, award-winning author and musician Alaya Dawn Johnson explores oppression from new angles such as a group of invading vampires and their ethical treatment of humans.