An astonishing debut fiction collection - twenty-nine short and very short stories by Martin Reed. "Angel Caging is funny, startling and sometimes profound" - Jo Cannon, author.
An interstellar poet learns the hard way about time dilation, a stand-up comic searches for the funny side of childhood depression, a father and son bond through pig abuse, fruit flies get organised while turkeys celebrate the fall of man, and somewhere in England a woman loses her words while her husband watches X Factor.
These short stories are by turns haunting, evocative, absurd and human.
This preview includes four stories from the collection: Relative to Elsa, Mumma Smudge, Angel Caging and The Malmers' Special.