Reviews

  • "Her debut collection paints a refreshingly surreal vision of small-town life... Selected by Granta as one of America's best young novelists, Russell is an intuitive writer with a gift for arresting prose"

    Independent
  • "An exuberant collection; each story bursts forth from the pages with a cacophony of imagery that sweeps up the reader"

    The Times
  • "Outrageously imaginative and profoundly funny... surreal... impressive in many ways... Her imagination is agile, like the body of a champion gymnast, and she lets it dance... Does anyone over here write like this, with such freedom, such vivacity? A wild and brilliant first book"

    Irish Times
  • "Arcane, magical tales of adolescent transformation... reminiscent of Angela Carter but wonderfully confident and refreshing in its own right"

    Guardian
  • "Delights in the quirky...truly magical and creepy settings"

    Daily Mail