Love and loss are the two prevailing themes in this 93,000-word short story collection, featuring 19 of the author's tales - five of which are original to this collection: "When Fat Men Love Thin Women", "The Death Artist", "The Uncertainty Principle", "Monster", and "The Love Clinic". The rest of the stories appeared in such publications as On Spec, TransVersions, Prairie Fire, Northern Frights, Dark Planet, Descant, ChiZine, and the Tesseracts and Queer Fear anthology series.
"Boyczuk is a supremely talented short-story writer." (Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing)
"Boyczuk builds up his hauntings and often gruesome metaphors and imagery from the base of his stories' human relationships, which imbues his fiction with an uncanniness that mimics the feeling of being trapped in a maze-like dream. Readers need not worry, however. The horror here is very real - Boyczuk just wants you to have a little fun finding it." (James Grainger, Rue Morgue Magazine)