Synopses & Reviews
In the dazzling novella that gives this collection its title, a fractured family gathers for an unlikely reunion. Small acts of emotional blackmail keep old antagonisms alive. The novella caps seven superb short stories, each a variation on the theme of "family terrorism".
About the Author
Antonya Nelson teaches creative writing at the University of Houston, and is the award-winning author of three novels and four short story collections. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Best American Short Stories. She divides her time among Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico.