In this collection, Bender's unique talents sparkle brilliantly in
stories about people searching for connection through love, sex and
family - while navigating the often painful realities of their
lives. A woman plays out a prostitution fantasy with her husband in
'The Red Ribbon' and finds she cannot go back to her old sex life.
An ugly woman marries an ogre in 'The Devouring' and struggles to
decide if she should stay with him after he mistakenly eats their
children. 'Tiger Mending' follows two sisters who travel deep into
Malaysia where one learns the art of mending tigers who have been
ripped to shreds, and in the title story, 'The Color Master', a
company of tailors endeavour to capture the colours of the sun,
moon and sky.