Wide-open, weird and very beautiful... It's an isolated expanse of wasters and dreamers, whose inhabitants say there's no place like home - but long for icebergs and imported olives. Where men grow beards competitively and where Bible classes wonder " What Kind of Furniture Would Jesus Pick ? ". A place populated by characters like Cheri Wham, who married the school bully and is raising a herd of beer-swilling children ; Dr Playfire, who casts smug aspersions oh his patients' paternity ; and Gilbert Wolfscale, who farmss turkeys and adorns them with cranberry Thanksgiving necklaces to outdo the supermarket birds and their " breasts like Las Vegas strippers ". Full of cleverly wrought complications, magical twists and wonderful storytelling, this latest collection of stories is a must for all fans of the unexpected and delightfully strange.