Synopses & Reviews
This fresh and stunning National Book Award nominee is a collection of stories that takes the reader deep into the heart of the most alarming and joyful human relationships. "Amy Bloom considers the complicated dynamics of families with insight, sympathy, and verve".--New York Times Book Review.
"[Bloom is] at her best in showing how people really think, as in...the title story, in which Bloom achieves a soaring complexity in characters whose strange behavior eludes any simple psychological explanation." Publishers Weekly
"Practicing psychotherapist Bloom has written 12 powerful short stories in a debut collection that abounds in psychological insights. Deviant human behavior is portrayed compassionately and honestly." Library Journal
Nominated for a National Book Award, this fresh and stunning collection of stories takes the reader deep into the heart of the most alarming and joyful human relationships.