From the national bestselling author of Secrets for the Mad comes an engaging and imaginative collection of short stories that spans multiple genres and explores female identity, toxic masculinity, mental illness, and the isolation of contemporary culture, among other timely topics.
In this beautifully wrought and highly ambitious collection, singer-songwriter, vlogger, and author Dodie Clark explores the themes that dominate her music, vlogs, and social media posts. Comprised of seven stories in seven genres, this collection provides a map of Dodie’s own heart and mind.
She reckons with regret in a story of a time-traveler who keeps trying—and failing—to apologize to her best friend; confronts homophobia in a travelogue of an all-boys road trip; addresses mental illness with woman who acquires the ability to read minds; and highlights the feeling of helplessness in a haunting fantasy of a ghost who finally sees the solutions to her own life’s problems but can’t do anything about them.
Written with her trademark sensitivity, wit, and ingenuity, this short story collection is destined to elevate Dodie above her peers and establish her as a formidable voice in contemporary fiction.