It was time to make another visit to Mudsmith--probably our favorite coffee shop in Dallas so far. It's open till 11:00 almost every night, and there are lots of food options down Greenville Ave. We didn't realize it was going to be LGBT trivia night, but there was still plenty of room for us. David--our newest book club guest--got talked into a mimosa. Natalie got a mason-jar iced coffee, Megan had a latte, and I had a mocha.
Her subjects are dark, and her main characters suffer emotional and physical abuse, each of them isolated and haunted by ghosts of the past. Though this is a short work, we recommend taking it one story at a time. If you read them quickly, the last half of the book may blend into a sort of fever-dream. Though I didn't love this book as a whole, the first two or three stories were strong. I would read more by Melanie Rae Thon.
"There's a boneyard in the woods, a hunter's pile of refuse, jaw of a beaver, vertebrae of a deer. I wanted to tell him how easily we disappear."