A modern-day Western, The Circle is about redemption and revenge. Sirjad, a deeply traumatised man, draws a circle around a derelict, deserted petrol station and decrees that within this boundary he cannot be touched. When a half-dead woman collapses on the edge of his circle, he takes her in and discovers that they are both running from the same thing - a terrible massacre.
Twenty-seven year old Vincent is taking his first faltering steps in the world after a breakdown. He gets a job at an out-of-town furniture store, far from his previous life in the ivory towers of Oxbridge. The staff is almost entirely composed of teenagers working summer jobs and Vincent finds himself pretending to be seventeen again in order to fit in.
A bittersweet comedy, Lickle Bill Um deals with a mother and daughter relationship. Daughter has not managed to make as much of her life and resents her mother hugely because she has. Mum lives in a nice home, has friends, a membership to a bowls team, and a barking boyfriend - all of which the daughter doesn't. So daughter decides, as it's her thirtieth birthday, that she is going to deal with this inequality once and for all.
Kings of London follows the fortunes of two teenage brothers both named Aristotle. The elder, known as Totes, is struggling to get his life on track whereas the younger one, Little Aristotle, has found success as the undisputed champion of the Ghetto Riders, a group of young black horsemen who race one another for money. When Totes gets into trouble with mobster Shy Talk, Little Aristotle is the only person who can save him.
And Kill Them follows a platoon of new recruits through their first few weeks in an army training camp. When Lawrence's failure to fall into line begins to get him and his platoon into trouble, the peer pressure mounts. Strangely, he begins to see Scarlet, a pin-up poster on the wall of the barracks, apparently come to life, and his luck begins to change. Lawrence is convinced that she is his guardian angel, but Scarlet's agenda is much graver.
Thinspiration is a story about anorexia set in the seventeenth century. Eva and Anna are young novices at an austere convent. When Anna takes the Lenten fast to extremes, her piety captivates the other nuns and wild rumours about her holiness begin to spread. In an effort to save her friend's life, Eva is forced to confront the culture that condones such hysteria.