The book is a collection of stories Many are about families and modern life. There are odd connections.The title story is 50 pages long. It features a novelist at a conference on genocide.
Homes became famous some 25 years ago with a novel about a paedophile. Her stories are a mixed bag and they do not all succeed.Apart from the title story the best by far are : She Got Away, The National Bird Cage show ( a very clever story ), and Hello Everybody. The weakest is, Omega Point, a convoluted tale about the bones of Peking Man and citrus fruit.
Homes is a gifted writer. Most of these stories will provide rich reading.