Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Washington Post on the "quietly devastating" and "captivating" Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans

"I hope Danielle Evans is a very nice person because that might be her only defense against other writers' seething envy. At 26, this D.C.-area author has already graduated from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, earned praise from Salman Rushdie and Richard Russo, and appeared in two (two!) volumes of Best American Short Stories. Now comes the publication of her first collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, eight quietly devastating stories that validate the hype... Evans's greatest talent is her ability to create poignant moments of crisis in the lives of transient people who can't seem to connect with those they love." More...
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