A spellbinding short story collection by one of Austria's most critically acclaimed authors.
A man becomes obsessed with observing his neighbours.
A large family gathers for Christmas only to wait for the one member who never turns up.
An old woman lures a man into her house where he finds dolls resembling himself as a boy.
Mesmerizing and haunting stories about loss of identity in the modern world. ------- Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'I love Kafka and here we have a Kafkaesque sense of alienation - not to mention narrative experiments galore!
Outwardly normal events slip into drama before they tip into horror.
These oblique tales exert a fascinating hold over the reader.' Meike Ziervogel, Publisher
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 110 pages
- Publisher: Peirene Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/08/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780956284051