WINNER OF THE SCOTT PRIZE A bereaved mother borrows her next door neighbor's
baby. An outsider builds a gingerbread house at the edge of an English village.
A woman is seduced into buying special-offer babies at the supermarket. A father
is reminded of his son as he watches the rescue of a group of Chilean miners. A
little boy attempts to engineer a happily ever after following the death of his
sister. With psychological insight and a lightness of touch frequently found in
fairy tales, Bray delves under the surface of ordinary lives to explore loss,
disappointment, frustrated expectations and regret. Described as 'not just