Fairlight Moderns: Inside the Bone Box

Cover illustration for “Inside the Bone Box,” by Anthony Ferner. It was commissioned as part of the Fairlight Moderns series by Fairlight Books, a publisher of literary short fiction.

From the publisher:

Nicholas Anderton is a highly respected neurosurgeon at the top of his field. But behind the successful façade all is not well. Tormented by a toxic marriage and haunted by past mistakes, Anderton has been eating to forget. His wife, meanwhile, has turned to drink.

There are sniggers behind closed doors – how can a surgeon be fat, they whisper; when mistakes are made and his old adversary Nash steps in to take advantage, Anderton knows that things are coming to a head…

AD: Gabriele Gaizutyte/ Designer: Sara Wood