Fireworks, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


In the short fiction of Angela Carter, the landmarks of reality disappear and give way to a landscape of riotous and uncensored sensibility.

The city of Tokyo turns into a mirrored chamber reflecting the impossible longings of an exiled Englishwoman abandoned by her Japanese lover.

An itinerant puppet show becomes a theatre of murderous lust.

A walk through the forest ends in a nightmarish encounter with a gun-toting nymph and her hermaphrodite 'aunt'.

Not simply a book of tales, Fireworks is a headlong plunge into an alternate universe, the unique creation of one of the most fertile, dark, irreverent, and baroquely beautiful imaginations in contemporary fiction.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Short stories
  • ISBN: 9781844083671



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Returning to the story, "Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest"-- longing for an Edenic thrill and this fits the bill.