Come Up and See Me Sometime: Stories
"I like to sleep with other women's husbands," says the narrator of "The Husbands" by way of introduction; unfortunately, one of those husbands is her own sister's. In "Drugs and You," a l...more
- I read the one titled "The Husbands" in the Atlantic Magazine a while back.
- a favourite quote: " (My daughter) doesn't like my boyfriend. She doesn't call him by name; she calls him by number. I think he's numb ...more
I adored these stories, many of them really hit home with me. Erika Krouse writes with such a natural flow. I finished each story and had to reflect for at least a day before I could read another. She has a very smooth prose, but somehow manages to touch on issues of humanity, womanhood ...more
"When I asked my shrink if I was a control freak, he finished saying “Absolutely” before I finished saying “freak.” I told him that I once worked with a woman who carried a remote control in her purse. Whenever she got worried or angry, she took it out and stroked it like a gerbil. My shrink said that if I keep comparing myself to severe neurotics, I’ll think that anything is permissible." -- From "No Universe"
Erika's collection of short stories, Come Up and ...more