Wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America
From a girls' fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.
What the bloggers and reviewers are saying.....
Gay is a writer of formidable charm and intellect, with a knack for intriguing premises.A peculiarity of short-story collections is that any preoccupation of the author stands out, as story after story returns to it. Here, violence against women appears in roughly half the stories.
What Gay does, however, is destroy this concept story after story by taking us inside the lives and minds of these women, and showing them doing nothing more than fighting for their safety and happiness.