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
Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publication Date: 4 August 2016