Stories about power and powerlessness, and those moments when the balance of power - between a violent father and his daughter, between a doctor and his smug patient, between an unsuspecting teenager and the dangerous world around him - can subtly or dramatically change for ever. Prize-winning stories which touch the pulse of contemporary relations, by turns satirical and lyrical, achingly sad and funny.
Elizabeth gives an overview of the book:
Angela Johnson's mother gets children while she's blinking.
Angela Johnson gets her clothes handed down. As she leans on the gate her dress that used to be her sister's goes up and the back and down at the front to her ankles.
'No one will know.'
Elizabeth Baines is a writer of prose fiction and plays. Her latest novel is Too Many Magpies (Salt, 2009). 'Moving and compelling' - Sarah Salway.
'Terrific... There's a definite air of menace... It’s very clever indeed and finally, very moving too...