merciless gods by Christos Tsiolkas

merciless gods by Christos Tsiolkas


A collection of urgent, thrilling and original stories from the award-winning, bestselling author of Loaded and Damascus


Love, sex, death, family, friendship, betrayal, tenderness, sacrifice and revelation…

This incendiary collection of stories from acclaimed writer Christos Tsiolkas takes you deep into worlds both strange and familiar, and introduces you to characters that will haunt you long after you have turned the final page.




'The best writing you are likely to come across on the shifting boundaries between love and friendship... A blistering, accomplished collection.' - Independent


As compelling to read as a novel... A contemporary storyteller working at the very top of his game.' - Guardian


'An engrossing, powerful, disturbing collection.' - Independent on Sunday


'Raw and powerful.' - Evening Standard


'Not just an impressive talent but an appalling one.' - Sunday Times


'One of the most significant contemporary storytellers at work today.' - Colm Tóibín


'Merciless Gods is a warped and dark collection that explores violence and desire, racial hatred and nationalism, disconnection and loss...A highly rewarding, various yet unified collection delivered with great insight, poise and control. Deliciously twisted.' - Uli Lenart, Attitude 

  • Details

    Imprint: Atlantic Books 

    Publication Date: 4 August 2016

    ISBN: 9781782397298

    Pages: 336

    Format: Paperback