The Isolation Boothis the third volume in Hugh Hood's Collected Stories; it contains short fiction written between 1957 and 1966. While all of the stories have been previously published in various magazines, this is the first time they are available in book form. The title story was first published in The Tamarack Reviewin 1958; the paid to Hood for that story represents the first income he ever made from his writing.Since then, Hugh Hood has become 'one of Canada's most prolific short-story writers and novelists.' (William French, The Globe & Mail) He has authored more than twenty books, including novels, short-story collections and essays. The Porcupine's Quill has previously published Flying a Red Kiteand A Short Walk in the Rainas part of our continuing series of Hood's Collected Stories.