Author(s): Dan Rhodes
A chance encounter prompts an ageing professor to regret a lifetime of wasted opportunities; a beautiful wife tests her husband by making herself hideous; for the love of a girl, a boy turns himself into a violoncello... Funny, magical and strange, in these seven short stories Dan Rhodes lays bare the pain and enchantment of love.
Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of Anthropology and a Hundred Other Stories and Timoleon Vieta Come Home (1841954810), also published by Canongate. In 2003, he was named by Granta magazine as one of their twenty Best of Young British Novelists.