Little Tours of Hell: Tall Tales of Food and Holidays

Josephine Saxton, Author Rivers Oram Press $22 (146p) ISBN 978-0-86358-094-9
With penetrating dark humor, British writer Saxton explores dinner parties and leisure hours in this short story collection. In ""The Rabbit Pie Man,'' Eve Thorndike, a ``famous cookery journalist,'' is finally satisfied with an unsavory gourmet whom she (literally) has for dinner. ``The Golden Mile'' is a gentler story that captures the mood of a young girl on her own at a summer fair. Although Saxton chooses a beautifully obvious theme in food and holidays, she falls short of the mark by failing to bring many of her tales to worthy conclusions. A good number of these stories are fragmentary; readers will be disappointed that the author does not allow them to have their cake and eat it, too. (December)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
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