Publisher's synopsis

This collection brings together in one distinguished volume a range of stories written over twenty-five years by this internationally acclaimed author.

Janette Turner Hospital’s sensuous prose reveals the inner lives of a fascinating gallery of characters caught between cultures. Some cross borders of class, gender and race, dislocated in unfamiliar and unpredictable physical worlds; others cross borders between the past and the present, blurring memory and perception in moments of crisis and illumination.