Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical (Paperback)
Released October 2010
The first love song in the world, as composed by a pig in the Garden of Eden.
The Devil, alarmed when his hobby of writing romantic fiction begins to upstage his day job.
A man finding love with someone who has an allergy to his happiness.
Another losing love altogther when his wife gives him back his heart in a Tupperware box.
By turns macabre and moving, horrific and laugh-out-loud funny, Robert Shearman's short stories come from a place just to the left of the corner of your eye. Following his World Fantasy Award-winning Tiny Deaths, this new collection puts a bizarre twist on the love story. What is love, why does it hurt so much, and how is it we keep coming back for more?
Love Songs is sometimes poignant, sometimes cruel - but always as startling and fresh as Shearman's fans have come to expect.
With a forward by Steven Hall.
WINNER OF THE READERS' AWARD IN THE EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY SHORT STORY COMPETITION!
WINNER OF THE BRITISH FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST COLLECTION!
Written By: Robert Shearman