Blurb; The mysteries of kinship (families born into and families made) take disconcerting and familiar shapes in these refreshingly frank short stories. A family is haunted by a beast that splatters fruit against its walls every night, another undergoes a near-collision with a bus on the way home from the beach. Mothers are cold, fathers are absent—we know these moments in the abstract, but Adaui makes each as uncanny as our own lives: close but not yet understood.
My Review; This is a short read at just under 130 pages but includes twelve short stories within it each about imperfect families, relationships & lives. Each story is different and unique. Some are raw and emotional while others are mysterious, about death, divorce or broken relationships. It is beautifully translated and a good read, something different. I really enjoyed it. A great variety of stories that are not aimed at everyday normal families. Some stories are longer than others and some I wanted to learn more about. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.
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