From the writer of the award-winning Game of Thrones series for HBO based on the books of George R.
R. Martin. Over the course of eight tales, often with an appealing touch of the surreal, we are introduced to a record comany exec searching for a rock star, an inexperienced Russian soldier trapped between his murderous colleagues and a clever old woman, a faded football star recalling his lost chance at love, an acress who has a shot at a role that will free her from a lifetime of waitressing, a young man who kidnap's his ex-girlfriend's father's ashes, and other young people on the cusp of discovery, jubilation or loss.
As he evokes the various states of agony and pleasure - humiliation, rebellion, cameraderie, and desire - Benioff displays a profound understanding of how single moments lead to transformation, and how sadness can be illuminated by a humorous flip side.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 22/05/2006
- Category: Short stories
- ISBN: 9780340895627