This Place You Return To Is Home : Kirsty Gunn gives us a collection of short stories that astonish with the resonant spareness of her craft. In these stories, mothers escape to remote country villages, making prisoners of their children. A young man is made an indentured servant by his father, his violence atoning for loneliness. A wife comes to fear the closeness of her own husband's attentions. Haunted by the past, these stories explore the paradox of home as a place of both departure and return, comprising a range of voices portrayed with breathtaking skill.