Featuring undertakers, dark forests, resurrected butterflies and a singularly mean-spirited horse, the stories are nevertheless rooted in the realistic and all too recognisable world of retirement, loneliness and childhood boredom.
By turns funny, scary and heartbreaking, they are always illuminating, and further evidence of one of the most original and brilliant imaginations in contemporary fiction.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 10 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 06/07/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571225491