on 28 August 2013
You won't be disappointed by your read of this book. I was surprised by the high quality of the 70+ stories in miniature. It takes a special skill to write something that resonates with readers in less than one page.
Each story is worthy of mention so it seems hardly fair to pick out only a few. I found memorable the over-greased sunbather, the murder in the desert, the tree women, Helen's heart-rending Art, Margaret's apple pie, less than a handful of grey grit like tobacco, the death of Mary's Mum, the `faces' of a relationship, Jeremy's slurp out of an antique bowl and the thoughts of the tree, bridge and boat.
You will have to read the book to discover which stories I refer to. This is my way of being fair.