About this book
A new collection of short stories from the acclaimed author, in which she offers acute portraits of lives in transition. From a man who's upgraded to first class on a plane only to find himself disturbed by portents of doom, to a newly deaf character who re-examines his life with a supernatural hearing aid. 'Queen of domestic wryness' "Guardian"
A young woman's diary records a blackly farcical escape attempt involving flamenco, murder and wild picnics; two students fall in love then almost talk themselves out of it in an argument about the end of the world; a heartfelt anti-cancer spell is cast in the desire to protect a friend.