“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 clarification, or at the very least, short precis, as an alternative engaged on the airplane among dream and cognitive dissonance. they're actual to themselves: witty, appealing, humorous, and startling."—Rain Taxi
"Link makes use of the nonsensical to light up fact, blurring the differences among the mundane and the glorious to tease out the underlying meanings of contemporary life."—Booklist
"The eleven fantasies during this first assortment from emerging big name hyperlink are so quirky and exuberantly imagined that one is well distracted from their unusually critical underpinnings of non-public discomfort and emotional estrangement."
Kelly Link's selection of tales, Stranger issues Happen, particularly scores.
—Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Magazine
"A significantly attractive ebook, and fans of brief fiction should still fall over themselves getting out the door to discover a copy."
—Washington publish publication World
"Stylistic pyrotechnics illuminate a extraordinary yet emotionally fair panorama. Link's a author to watch."
"A set of reports which are via turns magnificent, humorous, frightening, and attractive, yet simply while they are not all of those right away. Kelly hyperlink has strangeness, allure and spin to spare. Writers larger than this do not happen."
—Karen pleasure Fowler
"Kelly hyperlink is definitely one of the most sensible brief tale author at the moment available in the market, in any style or none. She places one notice after one other and makes actual magic with them-funny, relocating, soft, courageous and unsafe. She is exclusive, and will be declared a countrywide treasure, and doubtless surrounded continuously via a cordon of armed marines."
"Kelly hyperlink is the precise top and strangest and funniest brief tale author on the earth that you've by no means heard of on the particular second you're interpreting those phrases and making them a little 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 in particular written for you. A better of the yr choose from Salon.com, Locus, The Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle. contains Nebula, global fable, 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 gained 3 Nebula, a Hugo, and an international delusion Award. She was once born in Miami, Florida, and as soon as gained a unfastened journey all over the world by way of answering the query “Why do you need to head in the course of the world?” (”Because you can’t battle through it.”)
Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, the place she and her husband, Gavin J. provide, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the myth 1/2 The Year’s top fable and Horror, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they startd the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.