An amateur cyclist crashes in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, an immigrant house sitter fights to save his boss from dangerous thugs, and a satanist florist sets up shop in a sleepy English town; these stories all contain characters who are out of place, or at least out of their comfort zone. In this collection of previously published works, Philip Charter explores a variety of themes through the eyes of engaging characters with foreign voices.
“A varied collection of captivating stories . . . eloquent, often quirky and occasionally desperately sad . . . many of them will linger long in my memory.”
“Some of the most refreshing tales I’ve read”
“The pace of the writing and the concise use of vocabulary is refreshing . . . I would be hard pushed to choose my favourite story from the collection, but each one absorbed me.”
“It has inspired me to read more short stories”
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