A Man Melting: Short Stories by Craig Cliff

By Craig Cliff

A startlingly unique selection of brief tales that was once winner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for most sensible First Book.A son concerns he's changing into too ideal a replica of his father. The co-owner of a weight loss camp for teenagers unearths himself working the black industry in chocolate bars. a guy begins melting and not anything can cease it, now not even poetry. This superb selection of tales by way of a thrilling new expertise strikes from the intense and real looking to the funny and outlandish, every one tale copying a component from the former piece in a type of evolutionary chain. Amid pigeons with a style for cigarette ash, a rash of moa sightings, and the id obstacle of an imaginary good friend, the characters in those eighteen unique tales search for how you can reconnect with humans and the realm round them, no matter if that implies befriending a robber wielding an iguana.

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