Book cover for Sweet Home

Sweet Home



25 June 2020
240 pages
Imprint: Picador


Shot through with glimmering beauty, Sweet Home is a delight.
An exceptional ear for dialogue, an impeccable semantic rhythm and an uncanny ability to tease laughter out of the darkest moments mean Erskine is perfectly poised to stare, unflinching, into our neoliberal abyss. The result is a gripping, wonderfully understated book that oozes humanity, emotion and humour.
The best collection of short stories I've read since - ooh - Raymond Carver. It's that good.
Spiky and funny, dark and stylish – Wendy Erskine is a natural-born story-teller, and this is a brilliant debut collection.