In this collection of short stories the author ofIn Cold Blood explores worlds of fear and doubt: the menacing Deep South, the impenetrable private realms of childhood — beautiful yet frightening.

The book features a total of eight short stories:

"Master Misery"
"Children on Their Birthdays"
"Shut a Final Door"
"Jug of Silver"
"The Headless Hawk"
"My Side of the Matter"
"A Tree of Night"