Loners, misfits, and ghosts real or imagined populate this collection of short stories by Jacqueline Baker. Hers are universal themes of the tensions of family life, relationships defined by what isn't said, rather than what is, and of our connection to a past that may be real or imagined.
Like Flannery O'Connor Baker has the rare ability to make the familiar brilliant and finely-understood. Each story is like entering a perfectly detailed world; one hard to leave, and even harder to forget.
HarperCollins Canada 2003