We are all little islands,
Alone in the tumultuous sea.
A woman sees illnesses as colours. A jaguar escapes from a zoo. In the periphery, a ghost takes revenge. A day trip to see a whale. An arsonist brother terrorises a town. A man with a secret wakes as a beast. Feathers fly in a salt marsh shack. Two dead friends get hitched. Birds perch upside-down. A bus driver is haunted by noise. Elvis duets with a young fan. A man rants at the stars. A helium addiction is overcome.
Steven Mitchell’s debut collection of short stories blends warmth and humour with tragedy, illness, and death, while introducing us to a cast of characters experiencing loneliness in their own unique way.