“Story after story gave me the uneasy feeling that I’d been outed, my secret anxiety and exhaustion laid bare. The emotional computations of the characters are constant, a steady drone that directs them to accommodate everyone, as much as possible, all the time.”
— Allison Moore, from the Introduction
A sentient zombie starves for intelligent brains and meaningful relationships in an increasingly vapid world.
A newly single woman struggles to keep up with a creepy, near-future beauty culture.
Anthropomorphic furniture ruins a man’s health, career, and love life.
A woman gets eaten alive by a well-meaning boyfriend.
The surreal landscape of the stories in this award-winning collection shines a fish-eye lens on the female experience while taking a shockingly hilarious plunge into themes of addiction, abuse, sex, and gender roles.