of The Occult have no discernible plots, their terrains are unidentifiable,the characters that inhabit them have no names. Houses possessdomains where you are overcome with fear or desire without knowing why.A lone dark cloud that brings sudden rain traverses the interpenetratinglandscape of the five stories. Time passes swiftly in some locations and isknotted thickly at others. An exquisitely made artefact could either be themodel for a palace or a memorial of it. Has the woman fleeing managedto escape once again or has she drowned in the fast-flowing river? Anarrative thread from one story may be taken up and twisted in another.Together the stories create a shimmering maze where meaning is elusivebut from which the enchanted reader never wants to exit.