Kelly Link demonstrates her versatile and fertile imagination in this amazing collection. There are corpses playing tricks, an entire village in a handbag, ghosts kept on ribbons as pets... all kinds of delicious weirdness. It was a good choice to have each of the nine stories performed by a different author in the Recorded Books edition (13 hours). What the tales have in common are just the right details to bring the settings and characters vividly into focus, a sense of the macabre and a fantastical twist at the end. Great fun!
Readalikes: Black Juice and Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan; Swamplandia by Karen Russell.