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There are many lessons to be gleaned from this collection. Never trust the fae. Never trust your body. The lovely “Endoskeletal” is chock full of disturbed funerary sites and poetic body horror. It is inhabited by well-drawn characters and tense pacing. “Still Life with Natalie” makes a valiant call to revitalize our traditions of visiting old cemeteries, but maybe we shouldn’t try to recreate them.

So many of these deal with motherhood and the water, and this intersection is particularly effective with “Tall Grass, Shallow Water” and the lure of Genny Greenteeth. “Intersect” and “Grave Mother” work together as a flash couplet attempting to deal with the wreckage caused by pregnancies that don’t make it to term. While “Renovation” veered more into metaphor than haunting, I really would love to read a full-on haunting story by Sarah.
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December 27, 2019 – Started Reading
December 27, 2019 – Shelved
January 10, 2020 – Finished Reading

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