We Are Glass by U V Ray is a searing collection of seventeen razor-sharp short stories. Some of the most powerful stories in this cracking collection are … Temporary Things – The beautifully painted, bittersweet love story of a couple that meet in a sex club. Solidarity Of The Damned – A policeman finds the dead body of a renowned opera composer. Truly tragicomic. Match Day – The grim and comic absurdity of people hanging onto the frayed edges of British life. Suitcase Full Of Dust – ‘I was in a car crash yesterday. I watched the driver die.’ A hitchhiker accepts a lift from a talkative salesman. What’s Inside A Girl – A rock n’ roll road trip. Black leather, red lipstick, romantic nihilism. Fantastic. The Rag And Bone Man – The tender and brutal tale of a life of loneliness. Woman – Two damaged people find love in a seedy bed and breakfast. Painful and moving. Something Wonderful – Steve Kowalski quits his job and cuts himself off from the world. U V Ray is an uncompromising writer who glares at the world with bloodshot eyes. He gazes into the abyss and sees jewels of tragedy, comedy, cruelty, heroism, tenderness, darkness, grit and futility. We Are Glass is a very fine collection indeed.