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Charting surreal and yet familiar worlds where hope and horror co-exist, Monster is ruthless, weird, dark and funny. These 32 stories explore loss, addiction, love and breakdown with unsentimental economy. Stories concern mothers losing or leaving children, relationships dangling by a thread or exploding. Some characters are institutionalised, others are profoundly lonely. Some just wander around – lost, while others are filled with shocking violence. There is joy, here, too, and a kind of blazing intimacy in this debut collection of tough, tender and unflinching stories.


“The stories are peopled with eccentric, predominantly female characters living atomised, often isolated lives…The stories show the dark side of people…Synnott is an expert at crafting short stories, and the collection stands out for its distinctive style and subjects.” BRAD JEFFERIES, Books and Publishing