"An infuriatingly uneven second collection (after The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven, 1995) whose chaotic feel and flow prove both seductive and alienating. Moody marches on, to the beat of a drummer so different many readers may be unable to hear it at all."
Bizarre content and rhetorical overkill are the salient features of this oddball gathering of 13 short fictions (some aren't precisely stories
), by the young author of Purple America
(1997) and The Ice Storm
(1994), among others.
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