If you like short stories then you are in for a treat. Lloyd writes with sensitivity and compassion, even while her stories are sinister. Her characters are desperate and haunting. Her language is rich, textured and nuanced.
Some examples of her beautiful writing:
"The moon was hanging in the sky....like a moist, red grape."
"...he'd a funny hatched face as if he had fallen asleep on a candlewick bedspread"
"...the water was dark, all its facets sombre, slate grey and rippling"
"And as I watched the beautiful serenity of the floating trash, I felt awe, if awe is a solemn quiet kind of thing that reaches deep inside… Read more