'...strongly reminiscent of Angela Carter but wonderfully
confident and refreshing in its own right' -- Guardian - Rev'd Catherine Taylor
'A refreshingly surreal vision of small-town life ... Russell is
an intuitive writer with a gift for arresting prose'
'An exuberant collection; each story bursts forth from the pages
with a cacophony of imagery that sweeps up the reader'
-- The Times
'Karen Russell's dazzlingly inventive debut...places American
adolescents in head-spinning worlds that will charm and entice...Strange,
gorgeous stuff' -- The Metro
'This dazzling collection of surreal stories introduced a scintillating new voice'
'outrageously imaginative and profoundly funny ...
surreal...impressive in many ways...A wild and brilliant first book'
-- Irish Times - Rev'd Eilis Ni Dhuibhne
`...witty short stories...tackled with smart, innocent humour.' -- Easy Living
`Dazzling and moving...'
-- Independent on Sunday: Rev'd Murrough O'Brien
`She creates some truly magical and creepy settings' -- Daily Mail - Rev'd Amber Pearson
`The dreamlike tales are all spun out in Russell's kooky, stylised
prose - part magic realism, part Tim Burton'. -- City AM
`This eccentric short story collection is a stunning debut for Karen Russell...each story is readable and compelling'.
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