British Fantasy Award 2010 for Best Collection.
The first love song in the world, as composed by a pig in the Garden of Eden...
The Devil, alarmed when his hobby of writing romantic fiction begins to upstage his day job...
A man finding love with someone who has an allergy to his happiness, another losing love altogether when his wife gives him back his heart in a Tupperware box...
By turns macabre and moving, horrific and laugh-out-loud funny, Robert Shearman's short stories come from a place just to the left of the corner of your eye.
Following his World Fantasy Award-winning 'Tiny Deaths', this new collection puts a bizarre twist on the love story. What is love, why does it hurt so much, and how is it we keep coming back for more?
Sometimes poignant, sometimes cruel – but always as startling and fresh as Shearman's fans have come to expect.
Robert Shearman (aka Rob Shearman; born 1970) is currently best-known as a writer for Doctor Who and for his ongoing association with Jarvis & Ayres Productions (Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres) which has resulted in six plays for BBC Radio 4 broadcast in the station's regular weekday Afternoon Play slot, and one classic serial.
Robert Shearman. Wikipedia.