Humanity. We are each tested by the turmoil of life. Sometimes the tests are life threatening. Sometimes we can despair at our human condition. Mark Haddon explores those extremes and our survival in nine finely written short stories assembled in a collection titled after one of them, The Pier Falls. Haddon captures emotional intensity with great skill in these stories. Readers who like finely written prose and the efficiency of the short story genre are those most likely to enjoy these stories.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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