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An acclaimed collection of stories from the internationally bestselling author of The Crimson Petal and the White
MICHEL FABER has written seven other books, including the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel Under the Skin. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also written two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (2001) and The Courage Consort (2002), and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.
* By turns crepuscular, buoyant, delicate, wry, horrific, otherworldly, this worldly and organ-rupturingly funny collection is a vitamin-boost for the British short-story -- David Mitchell Guardian * If you want to see just how far the short story can take you, you have to buy this book -- David Robinson The Scotsman * As always with Faber, these stories are lifted by a delicate sense of otherness that suggest they inhabit a world almost imperceptibly parallel to our own Metro * I dread to think where Faber gets his inspiration from, but there's certainly no shortage of it in sight Independent on Sunday