“An alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”—Salon.com (Best of the Year)
“A pleasant collection.”—Cleveland simple Dealer
“My favourite fable writer.”—Alan Cheuse, All issues Considered
"Link's tales defy rationalization, or no less than, short precis, as a substitute engaged on the airplane among dream and cognitive dissonance. they're precise to themselves: witty, attractive, humorous, and startling."—Rain Taxi
"Link makes use of the nonsensical to light up fact, blurring the differences among the mundane and the wonderful to tease out the underlying meanings of contemporary life."—Booklist
"The eleven fantasies during this first assortment from emerging famous person hyperlink are so quirky and exuberantly imagined that one is well distracted from their strangely severe underpinnings of non-public ache and emotional estrangement."
Kelly Link's number of tales, Stranger issues Happen, relatively scores.
—Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Magazine
"A drastically attractive ebook, and fans of brief fiction should still fall over themselves getting out the door to discover a copy."
—Washington submit e-book World
"Stylistic pyrotechnics illuminate a extraordinary yet emotionally honest panorama. Link's a author to watch."
"A set of reports which are by way of turns superb, humorous, frightening, and horny, yet in simple terms whilst they are not all of those right away. Kelly hyperlink has strangeness, allure and spin to spare. Writers higher than this do not happen."
—Karen pleasure Fowler
"Kelly hyperlink is likely one of the top brief tale author at the moment in the market, in any style or none. She places one observe after one other and makes genuine magic with them-funny, relocating, soft, courageous and unsafe. She is exclusive, and will be declared a countrywide treasure, and probably surrounded invariably by way of a cordon of armed marines."
"Kelly hyperlink is the precise most sensible and strangest and funniest brief tale author on the earth that you've by no means heard of on the precise second you're studying those phrases and making them a bit inexact. Now pay for the book."
The 11 tales in Kelly Link’s debut assortment are humorous, spooky, and shrewdpermanent. all of them have satisfied endings. They have been all specifically written for you. A better of the yr select from Salon.com, Locus, The Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle. comprises Nebula, global myth, and Tiptree award-winning stories.
Kelly Link is the writer of 3 collections of brief fiction Stranger issues Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her brief tales have received 3 Nebula, a Hugo, and a global myth Award. She was once born in Miami, Florida, and as soon as gained a unfastened journey around the globe by means of answering the query “Why do you need to move during the world?” (”Because you can’t wade through it.”)
Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, the place she and her husband, Gavin J. provide, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the delusion 1/2 The Year’s most sensible fable and Horror, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they startd the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.