Author:
Nicholas Royle (one of our writers)
Type:
Short stories
Published:
October 2006
Publisher:
Serpent's Tail
ISBN-13:
978-1852424763

About the publication

An amateur goalkeeper is frozen solid in a moment of ecstasy as he makes his perfect save. A young man finds himself drawn into the auto-erotic asphyxiation fantasies of his deceased uncle. Two men hunt the elusive Scottish wildcat, one of them a cuckold, the other his cuckolder. A photographer navigates the rapids of London?s fashion-media elite and struggles to remain afloat in a sea of drugs. From Amsterdam to deepest Devon, from Naples to New York, and from all corners of London to Manchester's Northern Quarter, these stories feature a parade of mad women, male neurotics, lovesick morticians, frustrated pizza waiters and psychotic serial killers. Like a funnier Ian McEwan or a kinder Will Self, Nicholas Royle?s tales are skewed vignettes of the way we live now.

Reviews

Menacing and uncanny ... effortlessly shifting persona and setting ... enigmatic and resonant.

The Guardian