A collection of eerie and magical tales of the supernatural by well-known author Sophie Masson, never published together before. This new edition(2013) adds two stories to the 2012 edition.
A beautiful young woman falls in love with an enigmatic stranger; a young man drifting in the limbo between leaving school and starting adult life is lured into a dangerous undertow; a plodding clerk is suddenly the talk of an office; a young stepmother tries to make friends with her husband's child; a worried father finds a new lease of life; an exiled king tries to save his reputation for posterity: for each of these people, and more, in these magical and unsettling stories, the everyday world is about to be shaken by the sudden irruption of the unexpected and uncanny into their lives, transforming everything forever.
With their roots firmly in fairy tale, folklore, myth and history, their vivid characters and sharply-defined, diverse and richly depicted backgrounds, these eleven stories of what happens when you lose your footing in the ordinary and strike out, willingly or unwillingly, for the great deep, offer a distinctive and memorable reading experience.
For adult and young adult readers.