This disparate group provide, humour, pathos and intrigue. Fate and the floods brings them together and changes their future. Patrick Brigham is a talented writer with specialised knowledge of the people and politics of the Balkans and the lifestyle of northern Greece. His imaginative stories show an awareness of the human condition and the effects of relationships, both loving and poisonous. These stories tempt me to look further into his other published books. A good read.