Adam

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ISBN: 9780307950789
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 2013

At their best (as in "on the Honeymoon" or "Broken Binoculars") these stories have enough wicked, cynical verve to rival Roald Dahl's adult fiction. And even the lesser stories are darned good: Marias is frequently nightmarish (occasionally featuring actual ghosts) and sometimes almost upsetting. One of two stries even feel like the set-up to a Hitchcock film.