A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy.
‘Dark and witty tales from the gleefully inventive Margaret Atwood.
Witty verve, imaginative inventiveness and verbal sizzle vivify every
page’ Sunday Times
A recently widowed fantasy writer
is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late
husband. An elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome comes to terms
with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist
group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. A woman born with a
genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire, and a crime committed
long ago is revenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old