Story: The 40-Litre Monkey
Author: Adam Marek
Collection: Instruction Manual for Swallowing
A man pops into a pet shop off the Portobello Road and is greeted by a most peculiar shopkeeper who measures all his pets by volume. He offers to show the man his 40-litre monkey which he keeps upstairs.
And although that would be a hilarious euphemism, he really does have a large monkey upstairs.
Dark and hilarious, this one. Bodes well for the rest of the collection. Thanks to the wonderful Kat Stephen for giving it to me for Christmas.