Perfect, Stories of the Impossible



In these stories of the impossible, master of the domestic thriller Sally Emerson introduces the eerie and supernatural into her keen-eyed portraits of everyday life. A clerk working in a public register office begins to receive death certificates dated in the future, but can she alter fate and save their victims? A woman unable to have children discovers a way of cloning her husband, but is their cloned son destined to repeat the mistakes of his father? A suburban mother is prescribed a health supplement with rather amorous side-effects; can she resist its sway and keep her hands off her neighbours? Emerson's tales of quotidian life invaded by forces beyond our control are both beguiling and uncanny as she celebrates reality and unreality in its many forms. Magical, humorous, written with headlong pace and brio, 'Perfect' will stay with the reader long after they leave the suspense of its pages. Sally Emerson's bestselling novels include the dark love stories 'Fire Child' and 'Heat' and 'Separation'.