From Library Journal
"These seven stories are cerebral, clever experiments in form," said LJ's reviewer of this 1978 collection, adding that the book was "not for readers who prefer traditional storytelling." Sontag's reputation has grown steadily, so this should still find an audience. (LJ 9/15/78)
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"These short stories...establish Sontag's originality in story, her unique vision, her success with experiments in form." --Los Angeles Times
"A fine collection." --Houston Post
"Sontag travels our heartland and writes of it in a telling, shorthand way that is as unusual as it is trenchant." --Publishers Weekly
"All of the eight stories in Susan Sontag's first collection ... are worth reading or reading again. That she is remarkably intelligent, a true intellectual, is as apparent in her fiction as it is in On Photography
and Illness as Metaphor