A collection of short stories, with an emphasis on short. Many 2 page stories that felt more like an idea for a short story, or a scene from a full story. Perhaps a stylistic choice to go along with the “peek in my on someones life” theme of these stories, but it just felt jarring to me. The author also goes heavy on literary stylistics, using unusual and surprising metaphors and descriptions, which I found distracting and confusing. That said, I really enjoyed he last two stories in this collection which are longer and more fleshed out, where the author’s style is spread out around exposition that helps ground the characters, enriching them to be more than mere vehicles for ideas.
Published Feb. 9, 2017 by University of Nebraska Press.