“An alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”—Salon.com (Best of the Year)
“A pleasant collection.”—Cleveland simple Dealer
“My favourite myth writer.”—Alan Cheuse, All issues Considered
"Link's tales defy clarification, or no less than, short precis, in its place engaged on the airplane among dream and cognitive dissonance. they're precise to themselves: witty, appealing, humorous, and startling."—Rain Taxi
"Link makes use of the nonsensical to light up fact, blurring the differences among the mundane and the glorious to tease out the underlying meanings of contemporary life."—Booklist
"The eleven fantasies during this first assortment from emerging superstar hyperlink are so quirky and exuberantly imagined that one is well distracted from their strangely critical underpinnings of non-public ache and emotional estrangement."
Kelly Link's selection of tales, Stranger issues Happen, particularly scores.
—Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Magazine
"A vastly beautiful booklet, and enthusiasts of brief fiction may still fall over themselves getting out the door to discover a copy."
—Washington submit booklet World
"Stylistic pyrotechnics remove darkness from a extraordinary yet emotionally honest panorama. Link's a author to watch."
"A set of news which are by means of turns amazing, humorous, frightening, and attractive, yet in simple terms whilst they are not all of those straight away. Kelly hyperlink has strangeness, appeal and spin to spare. Writers higher than this do not happen."
—Karen pleasure Fowler
"Kelly hyperlink is without doubt one of the most sensible brief tale author at the moment available in the market, in any style or none. She places one notice after one other and makes actual magic with them-funny, relocating, delicate, courageous and hazardous. She is exclusive, and will be declared a countrywide treasure, and probably surrounded normally by means of a cordon of armed marines."
"Kelly hyperlink is the precise most sensible and strangest and funniest brief tale author in the world that you've by no means heard of on the distinct second you're studying those phrases and making them just a little inexact. Now pay for the book."
The 11 tales in Kelly Link’s debut assortment are humorous, spooky, and clever. all of them have chuffed endings. They have been all in particular written for you. A better of the yr choose from Salon.com, Locus, The Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle. contains Nebula, international myth, and Tiptree award-winning stories.
Kelly Link is the writer of 3 collections of brief fiction Stranger issues Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her brief tales have received 3 Nebula, a Hugo, and a global fable Award. She was once born in Miami, Florida, and as soon as received a unfastened journey all over the world by way of answering the query “Why do you need to move during the world?” (”Because you can’t plow through it.”)
Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, the place she and her husband, Gavin J. furnish, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the fable 1/2 The Year’s top fable and Horror, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they startd the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.