I have been a fan of Davis' work since I read 'The Thin Place' a handful of years ago. It gave me reason to venture backwards into her work. Davis crafts a beautiful story, but crafts even better sentences. The newest novel, 'Duplex,' reads almost like a collection of short stories. One is not always certain they were meant to ever connect, but that doesn't change the pacing. The novel speaks to the myths of our youth, the gossip on our neighbors, and the stories we tell ourselves to give us cause to get out of bed in the morning. Over the course of one day, six or so hours, I allowed myself to get lost in this world of sorcerers, fairies, horse women, and The Rain of Beads. One of my favorite books this year.