Most of these vivid and unsettling stories are rooted in apparently everyday lives and situations, but suddenly become surreal or disturbing. Reading them feels as though you're walking along in the real world and suddenly you step off an edge into a void, where rules of gravity and normality have disappeared but life carries on. Full of Woodward's trademark mix of humour, pathos, dysfunctional families and disappointed lives, they contain also dazzling moments of illumination, perfect imagery and intimations of mortality. ...

Caravan Thieves 2009, Vintage Books

ISBN-13: 9780099474777

Trade paperback

Caravan Thieves 2008, Chatto & Windus, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780701177607