In Twisting Tales, unusual things happen: shoes talk, young and old take flight in unexpected ways, the ultimate disguise is possible, but the hunter becomes the hunted. And along the way we meet an eclectic mix of characters, including nursery rhyme figures, an agony uncle and the creator of a universe who wants to jack the whole thing in. The results are dark, with a truth that belies the whimsical facade. Peer at them closely and you might glimpse a reflection that looks familiar.
Clare Le May‘s beautifully crafted short stories will get under your skin and, tantalisingly, you may not know why. A fascinating first collection, it is the product of a distinctive and powerful imagination. This is a deceptively light read that is no lightweight experience.
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