A remarkable short novella, a modern fable that is weird, uplifting and romantic all at the same time.
A robber charges into a bank with a loaded gun, but instead of taking any money he steals an item of sentimental value from each person. Once he has made his escape, strange things start to happen to the victims.
A tattoo comes to life, a husband turns into a snowman, a baby starts to s**t money. And Stacey Hinterland discovers that she’s shrinking, a little every day, and there is seemingly nothing that she or her husband can do to reverse the process.
The Tiny Wife is a weird and wonderful modern fable. Small, but perfectly formed, it will charm, delight and unnerve in equal measure.
'Clever. Brilliant. Funny. Moving.' CECILIA AHERN
‘It blew me away!’ MARIE PHILLIPS, author of GODS BEHAVING BADLY
‘A little book with a big impact’ THE LADY
About the author
Andrew Kaufman was born in Wingham, Ontario. His first novel, All My Friends Are Superheroes, was a cult hit. He is also the author of The Waterproof Bible, The Tiny Wife and the short story collection Selected Business Correspondence. Kaufman is also a film-maker and radio producer. He, for now, lives in Toronto with his wife and two kids, Phoenix and Frida.
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Wired but compulsive
Strange little tale but full of hidden meaning. Like a modern day fable. Powerful in its own way. Worth a read as it stays with you.
A wonderful book. Read it in one sitting. When I read the blurb I thought this could be interesting but it turned out better than that! Its strange in an interesting way and I seriously could not put it down. My family wanted to know what I was reading because I was sucked into this book! More people need to read this! Five stars! (More if I could) one of the best books I've read since Perfume.
A truly wonderful little book that touches the soul, for reasons I'm still only figuring out.... Not what I was expecting and I'm so glad it wasn't ... Everyone should read it.