A man brings a few friends down into his basement to walk through the labyrinth he has built there. A woman who has become an oracle travels from one apartment building to another to answer questions from their inhabitants. A woman rides her bike out of the city at night to spend time in a pit. A boy helps a mendacious donkey escape. A man with a terrible conscience pays another man to beat him up.
Knife Time is a collection of of fifty surreal, comical, and disturbing short tales. Many of them deal with storytelling — how stories are told and the people who tell them. From seemingly innocuous, everyday situations, the stories take off on wild, sometimes hallucinatory, journeys down into the obscure, strange corners of existence.