Deft and lyrical, fearless and human, Faber's new collection contains the finest writing to date from one of Britain's most interesting and important authors. Renowned for his pitch-perfect prose and brilliant characterisation, Faber is also loved for his mastery of wildly different styles. Capitalising on this strength, his new collection flows effortlessly from the biblical innocence and savagery of 'The Fahrenheit Twins', the unforgettable title story, to the unexpected ferocity of a betrayed wife, by way of an international conference on coconuts.
Michel Faber has written five previous books, including the international bestseller The Crimson Petal And The White, and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel, Under The Skin. He has also won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Some Rain Must Fall, his debut collection, won the Saltire First Book Of The Year award in 1999. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.