This is a delicious book, to be savoured mouthful by mouthful like caviar — or perhaps as a child comes to know the world, by stuffing every object we encounter into our mouths. For that is how these stories work. Black suede shoes "look good enough to eat"; a handful of moist earth or the rich, squidgy mud itself demands to be relished intensely by all senses. There is nothing predictable about the plots. She enters Colette's biography as her mother's youngest darling at 11, enjoying the way her hair is brushed with ceremony, thern rushing off as a tomboy to kiss her first love.
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A jilted lover skirts the edges of time and place as she walks the streets of London at night; a woman returns to the scene of her honeymoon without her husband; a bereft daughter traces her relationship with her mother as she slowly packs up a house in the aftermath of death. In this brilliant collection of intimate and intense stories, Michele Roberts takes us to nineteenth century Venice, s England, modern-day France and beyond. Here too are Tristram and Isolde with a twist; George Sand, sick in Venice with her unfaithful lover; and the bitter maid taking care of young Adele: both forced out of Rochester's home to make way for the passions of Jane Eyre. With her subversive, often witty, exploration of women's desires, memory, grief, love and betrayal, Michele Roberts demonstrates once again why she remains one of Britain's most invigorating writers.
Her latest collection of short stories offers not only the poetry of Roberts's exquisite sensibilities but a saturnalian experience: the theatre of action is the dirt under our feet and fingernails, the unmediated matter of life and death. Mud in the eye. Mud up the nose. A mouthful of mud.
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