Love Doesn’t Work (short stories)

Notes on my short story collection, “Love Doesn’t Work” (published 2011)

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Enduring her jet-set life in Sardinia, a woman has learnt to sublimate her erotic longings caused by her husband’s impotence, until a visitor offers a more immediate solution.

A claustrophobic banker fears the destruction of his relationship when he discovers a yawning hole beneath the streets of Stockholm.

The arrival of a gorgeous Russian piano prodigy inspires a screenwriter to look beyond his treadmill London existence.

And while fixing a leaking toilet in the wilds of Sweden, Ingmar Bergman explains the predicament of lovers in a hostile world.

“Love Doesn’t Work” offers classic storytelling with profound, startling insights into human desire and its shortfalls. Inspired by the ancient Cathars, these seven tales present a vision of life as an inevitable struggle against ignorance, darkness and sexual confusion. Devilish and playful in tone, they leave the reader with a sense of outraged satisfaction and delight.

 

“Love Doesn’t Work” is available as a paperback or eBook direct from Dzanc Books or from online book retailers.

Read a sample story, In Memoriam, Ingmar Bergman

 

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