"... In the hands of a great writer, a gripping story can be torn from the poisonous rubble ... there is hope in an act of artistic empathy as powerful as this."
—Rose Tremain, The Guardian
"The stories are as mesmerizing as they are terrifying, drawing the reader into the complex psychological experience of every subject they touch upon. This collection demonstrates how Oates continues to push boundaries in her short fiction and tread in dangerous territory."
—Eric K. Anderson, Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies
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