About this book
A vibrant, gripping and intricately worked collection of short stories, including "An Anxious Man", which was the first winner of the National Short Story Award. 'Lasdun is a prodigiously talented writer' "London Review Of Books"
In sharply evoked settings that range from the wilds of Northern Greece to the beaches of Cape Cod, these intensely dramatic tales chart the metamorphoses of their characters as they fall prey to the gamut of human passions. The lives in them seethe with love, hate, desire, fear, tender corruption and cruel idealism.