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"Fans of Kelly Link, Amelia Gray and Karen Russell, this is the story collection to pick up this year. Sparks's stories are strange, dark and completely unexpected. A janitor in space; orphaned siblings who grieve through the art of taxidermy; siblings who bond over fantastic hate; the worlds Sparks erects are thrilling and dangerous. There is nothing predictable on these pages, though you can be sure of this: every single story will stick with you."— Julie W.
— From STAFF PICKS
“The beautiful stories in Sparks' debut collection have an ephemeral quality that is difficult to categorize. Comparisons can be made to Haruki Murakami or George Saunders, but the writing is honestly unlike anything I have ever read. The otherworldliness of these stories will transport you beyond the minutiae of your everyday life and alter the way you look at the world.”
— Shawn Donley (E), Powell's Books, Inc, Portland, OR