"No two stories are the same, but are linked in their fine marriage of reality and surrealism. This collection is excellent for readers of the lesser-found gay supernatural fiction, or anyone appreciative of twisted tales in their many forms."
"The stories are without exception well-wrought, fluent gems that reveal Berman's gift for taking absolutely unremarkable situations, little fragments of everyday life, or sometimes bits of popular apocrypha, and twisting them off their path into bizarre and surprising places." - Rambles.net
In Berman's second collection of thirteen stories and essays, a scent of loneliness entices children to start eating away at a caretaker's historic house; a nursery rhyme tempts a young love; and a meek accountant finds himself abandoning the mundane life he knew to chase after monsters. If you enjoy your speculative fiction with a queer tint, these stories will do the trick.
"Secrets of the Gwangi"
"Always Listen to a Good Pair of Underwear"
"The High Cost of Tamarind"
"The Price of Glamour"
"Caught by Skin"
"A Rotten Obligation"
"Hidden in Central Asia"
"A Troll on a Mountain with a Girl"