(From the publisher):
Emerging from the landscapes and the folklore of Trinidad and Canada, Despair
reveals a world both recognizable and shockingly strange: in cities riven by fear and violence, quiet inhabitants lead outwardly banal lives that conceal sinister realities. A failed artist with beautiful hands is driven by a fetish for injuries in "The Third Terrace." While on an excursion to a bakery, a man wrestles with his capacity for evil deeds in "The Metaphysics of Morals." "Horse" centers on the bizarre experiments of a doctor who has rented space in the house of a grieving man. In "The Night Piece," a boy is haunted by a story told to him about a soucouyant, a vampire in the guise of an old woman who has settled nearby.
- I. Michael
- The Night Piece
- Kuala Lumpur
- Metaphysics of Morals
- II. Despair: Five Stories of Ottawa
- III. Andre
- The Third Terrace
- My Anabasis
- IV. The Road to Santiago de Compostela
Original title: Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa
Genre: Fiction→ Horror→ Psychological Horror
Fiction→ General Fiction
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