In the Mirror, a Monster
Tim and Tim have been running a gay B&B in Edinburgh for three decades. Their relationship is characterised by kind love and deep trust. A handful of long-term lodgers give their old house a lively character. Into this B&B come two young men from Slovakia. Everybody agrees that they must be a couple. They cuddle and even kiss without shame. But there is something strange about them. Before long, Tim and the nosy lodgers are uncovering a secret nobody could have expected. A secret which begins to affect everyone, even Tim and Tim, who must come to realise the deception at the very heart of their own love. In the end not a single stone of the old B&B is left in its original place. In the Mirror, a Monster is a masterpiece of modern storytelling. Marten Weber's style is vivid, with a keen ear for regional voices, and at times has the magical ability to render, with clear compassion, the human frailty behind individual actions and words.