In his first collection of short stories, Eugenides pulls us into the fragile lives of a band of uniquely complex characters. For those wary of his move from novels to the short form – Eugenides skilfully maintains his talent for infusing his narratives with a depth and humanity like few other writers today. The glimpses he gives us into the human psyche are more varied than ever before, and the brevity of the stories means not a single sentence is wasted. A triumphant return to the world of fiction.
Recommended by Elizabeth Hollingsworth, Dubray Bray
The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex and The Marriage Plot.