Piranha to Scurfy and Other Stories
A short story collection published by Hutchinson in 2000
Ruth Rendell’s seventh collection of short stories also includes two unpublished novellas.
The second novella, “High Mysterious Union”, explores a strange, erotic universe in a dream-like corner of rural England and illustrates very atmospherically what range Ruth Rendell has as a writer.
Contains: “Piranha to Scurfy” (a novella), “Computer Seance”, “Fair Exchange”, “The Wink”, “Catamount”, “Walter’s Leg”, “The Professional”, “The Beach Butler”, “The Astronomical Scarf”, “High Mysterious Union” (a novella), and “Myth”.
“The Wink” read by Kathy Staff for BBC Radio 4 in 2002.
Contemporary Reads 2
Karin Fossum - Calling out for You
Arnaldur Indriðason - Jar City
Donna Leon - Friends In High Places
Tracy Chevalier - Girl with a Pearl Earring
Muriel Spark - Aiding and Abetting
Margaret Atwood - The Blind Assassin
The Guardian, 2000. ↩︎
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