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Open The Box, and Other Stories
by Andrew Humphrey

Subject: Speculative Fiction
Publisher: Elastic Press (UK)

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paperback, A5, 168pp, ISBN 0954374711, 2003 N/A out of print

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    Humphrey is strongest developing difficult, close to fracturing relationships, usually through taut, terse conversations where so much is left unsaid.
    Allen Ashley, The Third Alternative
    Humphrey is adept at portraying people on the verge of crumbling, as in "Family Game" – a quietly disturbing story.
    Matthew Firth, Front & Centre Magazine
    Terrific dialogue and characterisation ... an astonishingly good writer who never gets any jagged edges except when he intends to.
    Mat Coward, Mystery Scene

In this collection of thirteen stunning stories Andrew Humphrey examines with quiet understatement and beautiful characterisation the complex links between relationships and abandonment, repulsion and need. Through insecurities and psychological conflict his characters undermine their own happiness, falling prey to influences beyond their control. By touching on themes both realist and fantastic, Andrew Humphrey blends genres to create stories pertinent to us all.