—Joan Silber, author of Ideas of Heaven
(National Book Award and Story Prize Finalist)
"These are Our Demands vibrate with the ‘magical every day’, each one finely tuned to the strange, hilarious and often unsettling pulse that beats beneath the ordinary...will keep you smiling and thinking for days."
—Ana Menéndez, author of Adios, Happy Homeland!
"An inventive, powerful collection. It showcases Pitt’s keen eye for the ways that his characters struggle to be more than the person that they are, despite the fact that they are, as one story puts it, ‘falling behind the curve.’”
—Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang
“In turns both dark and shimmering, Matthew Pitt’s beautiful prose simmers with uncertainty and unease, humor and heartache, tenderness and toughness."
—Aryn Kyle, author of The God of Animals
—Brian Morton, author of Breakable You and Starting Out in the Evening, a PEN/Faulkner finalist
Matthew Pitt is a writer who understands and explores the strange balance between the serious and the comic, the quirky and the familiar. Irresistibly complex, always imaginative, these eleven stories showcase an immensely talented writer grappling with the ironies and difficulties of life in the new century.
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