Circling the Drain:
From the publisher:
In 1999, Amanda Davis stunning debut collection of short stories, Circling the Drain, worked its way across the literary scene like a brushfire. Critics called the author and her work "fierce," "brave," and "original," comparing her to Grace Paley, Mary Gaitskill, and A.M. Homes as a major talent with a voice all her own. In Elle magazine, Pam Houston wrote: "The final story, Faith or Tips for the Successful Young Lady, is a tour de force, exactly as ferocious as I imagine Davis must be."
From the Critics:
has a distinctively creepy, noirish sensibility
[Circling the Drain is] a well-guided tour of scarred souls whove witnessed terrible things, and surprisingly, found beauty in them."
The New York Times Book Review
Its amazing how deep Daviss stories run
The Village Voice
"Davis stories are potent miniatures
.[her] surreal lyricism illuminates the treacherous gap between power and powerlessness."
Los Angeles Times
This collection, fresh, odd and frightening, makes Davis a writer to watch."
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