Five extraordinary children are the main characters in these darkly-evocative tales.
Set in an unspecified Gothic period and written with an exquisite lyricism, the fantastical and the everyday converge in these five interconnected stories. With the trigger of the birth of a baby, Teresa Colom creates an imaginary world, sometimes cruel, but full of tenderness and humour. Colom’s well-crafted, lyrical prose looks unflinchingly and tenderly at our longing to be parents, at our cruelty and our blinding love, at our obsessions and nightmares. Above all, these enigmatic tales remind us of the richness that those who are different bring to our world.
Five stories that will make your blood run cold, from a new voice on the literary scene that will leave no one indifferent.
"Birth and death are the central topics of five darkly evocative short stories from Teresa Colom, which is Tim Burton crossed with the Brothers Grimm." The Guardian
With a poetical prose, Teresa Colom creates dystopian and gothic universes of her own.