By the author of "A Sinless Season", this collection of stories of the macabre takes its title from one of its novellas which depicts the falling apart of a marriage. The narrator sees her life slipping out of control and as she turns to another man for security a new nightmare begins.
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Damon Galgut was born in Pretoria in 1963, and now lives in Cape Town. He wrote his first novel, A Sinless Season, when he was seventeen. His books include Small Circle of Beings, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, The Quarry, The Good Doctor, The Impostor, and In A Strange Room. His novels have twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (The Good Doctor; In A Strange Room), and The Impostor was shortlisted for the Dublin/IMPAC Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, which Galgut also won with The Good Doctor.Review:
"His powerful writing is honest and insightful, polished as it is to a marble-like perfection." —Globe and Mail on Arctic Summer
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