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"A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray. A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a town. Amelia Gray's curio cabinet expands in Gutshot, where isolation and coupling are pushed to their dark and outrageous edges. These singular stories live and breathe on their own, pulsating with energy and humanness and a glorious sense of humor. Hers are stories that you will read and reread--raw gems that burrow into your brain, reminders of just how strange and beautiful our world is. These collected stories come to us like a vivisected body, the whole that is all the more elegant and breathtaking for exploring its most grotesque and intimate lightless viscera"--
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374175443
Branch Call Number: GRAY A
Gray, A
Characteristics: ix, 209 pages ; 19 cm


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Jan 11, 2016

Uneven mix of stories, but when she's on, she's great at telling a tale. "House Heart" is one of my favorites. "Year of the Snake" recalls Ballard's stories and "Labyrinth" is Lovecraftian without being kitsch. "Monument" channels Shirley Jackson. But "Fifty Ways To Eat Your Lover" and other are mere exercises that should've been left out.


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