The Midnight Mannequins and Other Stories
Michael Daly, author
In each of the twelve stories in Michael Daly’s collection, he attempts to cunningly expose our human frailties and foibles with hopefully an expert mixture of humour and sadness at many of life’s challenges. Retirement plans that don’t quite work out, a husband whose wife thought she really knew him well, a pet lover who has to ask an arch-enemy to help her bury her cat, people coping with illness and the lonely lady in London whose life is completely changed by telephoning a random phone number on a used banknote! These short stories may appear perfectly calm on the surface, but readers will quickly find themselves submerged in the murky underwater of real life.