An original and daring writer, Michel Faber shows his incredible mastery of wildly diverse literary forms with this, his longawaited second collection of stories. Faber's characters in these 17 fictions are often dislocated fragile beings confronting moments of fracture in worlds that are both real and surreal. From the achingly sad lives of The Safehouse to the moments of exquisite happiness in Vanilla- right Like Eminem to the futuristic savagery of The Fahrenheit Twins, these are fearless stories that crack our humanity wide open. With his brilliant characterization and pitch-perfect prose, Michel Faber has produced a short story collection that sealed his reputation as one of our most arresting and gifted writers.
First edition, Canongate UK, it was published with a very hard to kkep clean whte cover, which shows soem small scuffs as a result. Hardcover 1st ed.