In this striking collection of noir short stories Welsh writer Math Bird gives us tales of the haunted and the lost. Set in the borderlands of northeast Wales, among a landscape of forests and hills, small coastal towns, and the Dee estuary, these are the stories of lonely boys and grief stricken men, ill-fated lovers, tough women, distant fathers and disillusioned sons. Many of them hell-bent on revenge, battling with both the present and the past. Bird writes about men and women and the social and geographical borders they cross. Throughout these tales runs the influence of place, and how the land and its ghosts can redeem us.
Math Bird lives with his wife and their incorrigible West Highland Terrier, Snowie, in northeast Wales. His broadcasted stories have aired on BBC Radio4, Radio Wales, and BBC Radio 4 Extra. They have also appeared in various magazines and anthologies. His noir novella The Whistling Sands is currently available at Amazon and all the usual places. He’s currently working on a new novel set in northeast Wales in the 1970s.