Synopses & Reviews
"The fierce women in the gorgeously ragged stories of Bonnie Jo Campbell's ,
"Bonnie Jo Campbell is the real deal--a writer whose plainspoken characters I believe from the first word, even as I sometimes want to shout 'Oh God, No!' or even 'Why, Why, Why?!' I know why. I know these women. They are my cousins, nieces, neighbors. Some of them are me. What I don't know is how with such hard stories she invariably leaves me feeling strengthened. There is magic here. Read the stories and see for yourself." Dorothy Allison
"Bonnie Jo Campbell has some secret hocus-pocus going on here that births us for real real real humanity, yearning, leaping, chuckling, cussing, and embracing, while looking you and me right in the eye." Carolyn Chute
"Bonnie Jo Campbell is a master of capturing a roiling central mystery of life: the way love and hate, sadness and hilarity, power and weakness are so often inextricably, tempestuously fused. is an exhilarating book by one of our finest writers." Robert Olen Butler
"American fiction waited a long time for Bonnie Jo Campbell to come along" Jaimy Gordon, National Book Award-winning author of Lord of Misrule
From the author of National Book Award finalist comes a dazzling and suspenseful new story collection.
About the Author
Bonnie Jo Campbell is the author of three previous books of fiction including American Salvage, a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.