"Aimee Parkison offers a distinct new voice to contemporary fiction. Her seductive
stories explore childhood as a realm of sorrows, and reveal the afflictions
of adults who emerge from this private geography."
"These sometimes violent, sometimes visionary stories haunt the reader for
days, and make the ordinary world look stranger."
"These are stories both about the difficulty and the intense suddenness of
human connection, about the profound link that exists between being in love
and being alone." Brian Evenson
"Aimee Parkison's first collection of short stories opens a Pandora's box
of imagery so lush it seems to belong more properly to poetry. Some readers
will be titillated by her lavish depictions of female characters who want
only to be skeletal, or beautiful, and who seem to see no difference. But
as with Pandora's box, Hope remains: women's studies instructors will appreciate
this book's powerful insights into the situation of Woman oppressed by conventional
standards of beauty and sexuality." Lisa Lewis,
author of Silent Treatment and The Unbeliever