Synopses & Reviews
A first collection of twelve powerful stories takes a clear-eyed view of relationships between young men and women who have come of age in era without innocence, My Life in Heavy Metal received tremendous acclaim in hardcover. The Seattle Times declared it the freshest collection of short stories I've read since the 1980s. Salon.com promised that readers would be gasping, gulping, and guffawing from beginning to end. In the past year, Almond has won a Pushcart Prize and been a finalist for the National Magazine Award.