Plus, receive recommendations and exclusive offers on all of your favorite books and authors from Simon & Schuster.
Blood and Water and Other Stories
Table of Contents
About The Book
Dark, unnerving and wickedly funny, Patrick McGrath's acclaimed short stories deal in the bizarre, the erotic and the unexpected. A failed writer meets an ageing gin-queen who claims he was once visited by an angel; a little girl finds a delirious, dying explorer from the Congo at the bottom of her back garden; a night-club is terrorized by a strange libidinous hand; and a young Victorian lady sails to India to find her fiance Cecil horribly transformed...
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 18, 2015)
- Length: 192 pages
- ISBN13: 9781501125393
Browse Related Books
Raves and Reviews
"His prose, sinuous, savoury and sly, is a delight."
– Graham Swift
"Electrically unearthing the psychotic underside, Patrick McGrath's stories are brilliant... You believe every word."
– David Hughes, Mail On Sunday
Patrick McGrath's stories are a treat... evoked with a perfect blend of affection and spookery, morbidity and hilarity."
– Graham Swift
"Ancient Southern Plantations, isolated manor houses, places where ghosts like to lurk... the result is fiction that can be as powerful as it is strange."
– New York Times
"An imaginative collection... Opening with the unforgettable "Angel", McGrath's accessibility and flair for the absurd provide us with a palatable blend of humour and creepiness."
Resources and Downloads
High Resolution Images
- Book Cover Image (jpg): Blood and Water and Other Stories eBook 9781501125393
You may also like: Thriller and Mystery Staff Picks
More to Explore
Our Summer Reading Recommendations
Red-hot romances, poolside fiction, and blockbuster picks, oh my! Start reading the hottest books of the summer.
This Month's New Releases
From heart-pounding thrillers to poignant memoirs and everything in between, check out what's new this month.