Cathy Sweeney's stories have already attracted a band of fanatical devotees, and this first collection is as marvellous as we could have hoped for. A unique imagination, a brilliant debut.
Modern Times, Cathy Sweeney's inventive debut collection, offers snapshots of an unsettling, dislocated world. Surprising and uncanny, funny and transgressive, these stories only look like distortions of reality.
I loved this collection. It vibrates with a glorious strangeness! Magnificently weird, hugely entertaining, deeply profound.
In Modern Times, Cathy Sweeney gives us fables of the present that are funny, vertiginous and melancholy.