'Mackay is a wonderful writer whose delight in language is evident in virtually every sentence she writes.'
A collection of tales ranging from hilarious to chilling includes the story of a novelist who stumbles upon memories from her horrific past while devising the plot for her next mystery.
This brilliant collection, written over the last twenty years, demonstrates Shena Mackay's uncanny ability to expose the horrors of everyday life with humor and haunting accuracy. Published to high praise in the UK, "Dreams of Dead Women's Handbags" introduces American readers to Shena Mackay's short stories. Within they will find tales that range from hilarious to downright chilling. "Dreams of Dead Women's Handbags" is a rich, satisfying collection that trancends social stratification, ultimately revealing universal truths.