by E. Rees, Gareth | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 180 pages
Ten tragicomic tales of environmental and personal disaster from the margins of town and country.
A troubled hipster is seduced by an electricity pylon.
Sinister omens manifest in a supermarket car park.
A motorway bridge becomes a father.
Malevolent bacteria plague a polar icebreaker.
A bioengineered abomination lurks in a Gloucestershire railway terminus
The weekly bin collection pushes a man over the edge.
A former squatter clings to her home on a crumbling cliff.
Joyriders are foiled by Anglo Saxon floodwaters.
Vampiric entities stalk B&Q.
And fiery catastrophe comes to the zoo.
Gareth E. Rees’s first collection of short fiction explores lives on the verge of breakdown, where ordinary people are driven to extremes by the effects of late capitalism and ecological collapse.