In these hauntingly beautiful stories of abandonment and vengeance, extreme situations lead to disturbing conclusions.
A missionary is sent to a place so distant he finds his God has no power there; a husband abandons his wife as they honeymoon in the South American jungle; a splash of water triggers an explosion of violence; and a boy's drug-induced transformation leads to cruelty enjoyed and suffered.
Masterfully written, these are chilling tales from sun-drenched and brutal climes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 672 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/12/2009
- Category: Short stories
- ISBN: 9780141191355