The book measures a purse sized 8 inches by 5 ½ inches by ¾ inches deep, but the 52 stories packed inside will wallop you in the head like it was one of those giant unabridged dictionaries that they used to keep chained up in the library when you were in elementary school. [Either so you couldn't go off into a corner to look up dirty words; or just because that many words squished all together start getting ideas about overthrowing humankind]
If you're wondering why I'm so excited about this collection; it's because my story Aftertaste is on page 73. To top that, one of the best things I've ever read of Laura Eno's [and that's saying a lot] a story called Dangerous Premonitions, is on page 44. I was familiar with quite a few of the other authors listed in the table of contents before reading the book, some are friends, some are writers I've seen in passing, but after reading the collection I've gotta say I've got some new writerly crushes.
Aaron Polson is an amazing writer and as an editor he has an unerring eye for picking stories that provoke a reaction in the reader. He also has a really big pencil.
The book is dedicated to Aaron's friend Jamie Eyberg. All of the proceeds from the sale of the book are going to go to the trust fund that was set up for Jamie's children after Jamie and his wife died suddenly last year. Jamie has a wonderful story called The Trouble with Gnomes on page 42.
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