In these hauntingly beautiful stories of abandonment and vengeance, extreme situations lead to disturbing conclusions. A missionary is sent to a place so distant he finds his God has no power there; a husband abandons his wife as they honeymoon in the South American jungle; a splash of water triggers an explosion of violence; and a boy's drug-induced transformation leads to cruelty enjoyed and suffered. Masterfully written, these are chilling tales from sun-drenched and brutal climes.

Collected Stories 2009, Penguin Classics, London

ISBN-13: 9780141191355

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Collected Stories 1986, Black Sparrow Press,U.S., Santa Rosa, CA

ISBN-13: 9780876853979

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