Shadow Motel gives an account of the last few days in the
life of an unwanted girl. Laughing Underwater is a diary
written by Jennifer who discovers wonder and death
all too soon. Kisses recounts a woman’s thoughts as she
approaches forty and meditates on past loves and the
loss of her mother. Oppenheimer’s Atomic Bride occurs
in the months before the creation of the atomic bomb.
Oppenheimer is visited by a destructive and creative
‘spirit’ as a femme fatale out of a detective novel.
An American Pope, The Perfumed Monster, Johnny Visits
the Ranch and My Life Among the Cannibals round out
the number of stories to eight . . .