A compilation of thoughtful, articulate micro stories organized by theme. The stories with less obvious motives sparkle a little more (contrast the desperation of Pump, a borderline brilliant piece, with the unsubtle Kiss). A piece like Closed gives the reader room to wiggle with an interpretation and in these moments, the book is masterful. There is a lot of fantasy buried in the collection (Remains) and there is a lot of darkness (Gold). When it all comes together and Fox gives it full throttle, the compilation transcends.
(review of free book)