Author(s): Kate Mosse
In a collection of beautiful and arresting short stories 16 modern fiction superstars re-examine a character who lives in literary infamy as a tortured romantic hero - the unforgettable Heathcliff. Sixteen stories inspired by Wuthering Heights. In 'Terminus' a young woman hides in an empty Brighton hotel; in 'Thicker Than Blood' a man sits in a hot tub stalking his newly-married love on social media and in 'A bird half-eaten' an amateur boxer prepares for their match. A woman recalls the 'Heathcliffs I Have Known' and the physical danger she has borne at their hands; in 'Anima' a child and a fox are unified in one startling moment of violence, and in 'One Letter Different' two teenagers walk the moors and face up to their respective buried pain. Curated by Kate Mosse and commissioned for Emily Brontë's bicentenary year in 2018, these fresh modern stories pulse with the raw beauty and pain of romance and are as timely as they are illuminating.