My Goat Ate Its Own Legs


This, my first collection of short stories, was published in the UK in 2008 by Beautiful Books – and in the US by Harper Perennial in 2009. It is due out in translation in France in 2014.

It earned a 5-star review in national British newspaper ‘The Independent on Sunday’, and averages 3.9 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

You can purchase copies of the UK print edition for overland delivery to wherever you are in the world… by visiting the ‘PayPal‘ page on this site.

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’30 utterly original, darkly surreal and dangerously funny tales unfold in the present, past and future in mythic space and the not-quite-ordinary everyday world. In them you will meet a panoply of unforgettable characters, including the ex’s of both God and Death, a dog addicted to cocaine, a couple who literally merge through the intensity of their mutual lust; and another who eat their kids. And of course, the goat that ate its own legs.’




My Goat sings the blues

singing goat still

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