Jamaica has found its voice of alarm in Kei Miller's prose. 'The Fear of Stones' is one of best short fiction collections recommended to me in a while. Some of the stories are painful... Miller has a knack for writing about people who live on the outskirts of their societies: raped women, gay men, witch doctors. I fell in love with each of his characters and always hoped for their safety and triumph. That didn't always happen, unfortunately, but I feel I am a better person for having read these sometimes wonderful, and sometimes wonderfully horrible stories.