9781849897433

The Steel Kiss

Tales of Love, Obsession, Madness and Deceit

by Alex Woolf

£1.99



ISBN: 9781849897433
  • Word Count22,757
  • Page Count70
  • IllustrationsNone

Each of these nine stories explores a symptom of that pathology we call love. We meet a volatile woman whose husband betrays her once too often; a man who takes advantage of an amnesiac girl; a woman prepared to break a man’s spirit in order to win his heart; and a young man who obsesses about strangers on trains. We learn the corrosive power of secrets over the long course of a marriage, the way the pressure of years of conformity can explode in a single shocking act, and how love of the patriotic kind can, for a young soldier, end up brutalising the soul. By turns disturbing, funny, bittersweet and poignant, these are love stories of the darkest and most dangerous kind.

About the Author

Alex Woolf was born in London in 1964. He has worked as a writer and editor for over 20 years and has published over 40 works of fiction and non-fiction, mainly for young adults. His fiction includes the Chronosphere series (a science-fiction trilogy published by Scribo) and Soul Shadows (an interactive enovel published by Fiction Express). His short fiction has won or been shortlisted for several competitions. He lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.