From the back cover:
These short fictions and prose poems are beautifully bizarre: bread can no longer be thought of as wholesome comforting loaves; the pretensions of the male chef are subjected to a loght roasting; a poisonous brew is concocted by cynical five year olds; and knowing when to stop is of deadly importance in a game of Murder in the Dark…
This was the first book I read during the recent read-a-thon, and it was the perfect start, nice and short and with some fantastic writing.
When I say short, I do mean short, at often only a page or two in length, (I read the entire collection within the first hour) but this does not mead that, there is no “content” Atwood manages to create subtle, thought-provoking and well rounded stories in only a few words.
The stories themselves range from the poignant, through amusing to the satirical and also occasionally dark and scary.
A really enjoyable read.
Buy, Murder in the Dark: Short Fictions and Prose Poems , from Amazon.