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Winner of the O. Henry Prize
In these 18 stories Janice Eidus, with comic and tender irony, casts a sharp eye upon contemporary myths of romance, rebellion, and self-discovery.
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...one of the freshest and most idiosyncratic voices from the fiction frontier.
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
...distinguished by irony, intelligence, and unexpected moments of tenderness.
Eidus imbues these sad-funny stories with a realism tempered with the absurd and the comic...this collection of stories zips along at full tilt...
KANSAS CITY STAR
Eidus' impressive collection ... simultaneously subverts and extends the narrative tradition...
AMERICAN BOOK REVIEW
These are stories to mull over, their emotive range rich and their originality magnetic.
...tough urban savvy ... an exquisitely tuned ear...
Eidus tells stories for their own sake, for the love of it...
THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
...like an unusually imaginative NYC wall of graffiti: colorful and daring, unafraid of new forms or old sentiments...a vibrant collection of stories...
THE REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY FICTION