Publisher: Jonathan Cape (February 1993)
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Here are twelve original and unusual short stories from new writer worth a refreshing ability to forget the restrictions of the genre. From the traditional to the experimental, his stories are varied in tone and style, as well as in location (his settings include Ireland, Holland, Hungary and the Home Counties). In 'And Now This', he develops a fantasy of post-feminist revenge; in 'The Colour of Your Money' we are exposed to the almost surreally brutal tale of family life; in 'Rejoice', the war hero becomes the subject of political debate. 'Coffee and Croissants', in contrast, is a story redolent with conscious nostalgia, an old-fashioned story with a neat sting.