a collection of stories

Two men end up with an alligator in the back of their truck, a narrator encounters a peculiar and haunting girl with one arm, a schizophrenic boy rushes toward the end of the world, and a woman’s car veers off an icy cliff…. it’s great fun to read. The strangeness of an alligator in the back of a truck is nothing compared to a wolf standing on hind legs drinking coffee with the narrator in “What the Wolf Wants.” Or a baby that shines like a glow stick in “The Baby Glows.”

—Kim Winternheimer reviews The Heaven of Animals by David James Poissant (via therumpus)

(Source:, via therumpus)