Check out Enid Futterman’s review of Laurie Stone’s My Life as an Animal, Stories (Northwestern University Press) at Imby! An excerpt:
Stone changes time and place, sometimes at whim, or so it seems, until in the end, it adds up. So even if you don’t know where you’re going until you get there, even if she herself doesn’t know, what may feel like a twisting, rocky road when you’re on it, looks like an interstate in retrospect. Laurie’s stories have the internal logic of a dream that doesn’t make sense until you wake up.
Laurie wakes you up.