by Ariel B., May 22, 2014 4:22 PM
This was a collection I read because of its inclusion on a creative writing class syllabus. Though all the work we read in that class represented good storytelling, Peelle's collection has stayed with me, and I find it hard to express why. The experience of reading her stories was less an experience of "reading stories" and more like being submerged in lives that weren't mine, but weren't "other." I came up again feeling breathless, and with a vague sense of loss.