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  • These stories are very, very good. If you like to read, you'll like this book

    Publishers Weekly
  • A witty and sobering snapshot of recession-era America

    Kirkus Reviews
  • Wildly entertaining and thought-provoking

  • A genius of the modern American movement

    Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Jess Walter has impressive command of the short story...Since 13 stories should be plenty for a collection, maybe the best compliment we might pay the author is to object that this book is too short

    Lionel Shriver, Financial Times
  • A more expansive, wittier Raymond Carver

  • One for the hols

    Sunday Times Style
  • Clever, original and a little dark

  • There's no sudden resolution, but there's enough wit to help you get through the messy bits

  • A collection of punchy stories . . . Sold and sold


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