About this book
New short story collection from this leading writer in the genre. 'Briskly melancholic, dazzlingly pertinent short stories about women's lives and how they survive' "Sunday Times".
One woman finds grief for her lost lover is assuaged by involvement in some carpentry repair work. Another grows increasingly angry as the grim reaper scythes through her circle, with farcical and tragic results. This title offers stories of charting tantrums, funerals, pregnancy, war and love affairs that unroll with piercing wit and sympathy.