Faber Stories, a landmark series of individual volumes, presents masters of the short story form at work in a range of genres and styles.
Between his second and third tours of duty, a soldier returns home.
To his former home, that is, using an old key while the new tenant is at work. Is he re-entering his old life or borrowing someone else’s? Where is the line he will not cross? Each day is the same: he exists in a state of suspension, barely knowing how he passes the time – until someone else intrudes on the intruder.
Adrian Tomine, graphic master of alienation and regret, expertly expands the form to express the unsaid and the unbearable in this unforgettable evocation of a post-traumatic life.
Bringing together past, present and future in our ninetieth year, Faber Stories is a celebratory compendium of collectable work.