The author of Rain and The Keepsake, Kirsty Gunn has received international acclaim and established herself as a uniquely powerful and significant young voice -- "a young master", in the words of the Los Angeles Times. Now Gunn gives us a collection of short stories that astonish with the resonant spareness of her craft. In these stories, mothers escape to remote country villages, making prisoners of their young children. A young man is made an indentured servant by his father, his violence atoning for loneliness. A wife comes to fear the closeness of her own husband's attentions. Haunted by the past, these stories explore the paradox of home as both a place of departure and return, comprising a range of voices portrayed with breathtaking skill. This Place You Return To Is Home cements Kirsty Gunn's reputation as one of our most talented young writers.