A woman obsessed with punctuality makes a fateful decision, a wronged woman takes revenge on her dead husband, a cat’s curious behaviour comes between a husband and his wife. . . Madness highlights a domestic familiarity always on the edge of something much, much darker. Collected together for the first time, stories include Edward the Conqueror, Katina, The Sound Machine, An African Story, The Landlady, Pig, The Boy Who Talked with Animals, Dip in the Pool, William and Mary and The Way Up to Heaven.