Publication: Hutchinson, 2000, London
First edition. Page edges evenly browned else fine in dust jacket. The seventh collection of short stories features two unpublished novellas which are both bibliomysteries, and nine short stories. The lead story, Piranha To Scurfy, is a 65 page story about a man whose house is packed with books which he has methodically checked for mistakes of grammar and fact. His life is lonely since his mother died, but there is one book that he associates with her....Volume VIII of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Piranha To Scurfy. The volume marked a very significant moment in their relationship. The second a 96 page story, High Mysterious Union, involves a translator of fiction and non-fiction from French and Italian who embarks on his most complex work while maintaining his own diary.
Inventory Number: 45232