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“Eleven appealingly strange studies of bodies in crisis…an effective and surprising collection.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Scheer is at her best when she sneaks in the fantastical elements, scattering bizarre episodes scattered in everyday settings and using these elements fantastical to reveal her characters' emotional states.” —Publishers Weekly
“Kodi Scheer is a talented storyteller with a gift for writing untraditionally about the fragile nature of life. The stories in her debut collection, Incendiary Girls, are shocking, heartbreaking, humorous, and delicate. None of them is easily forgotten.” —Bookslut
“Scheer’s stories are astonishing and unforgettable. Incendiary Girls is the work of a craftswoman and a visionary and simply one of the best storytellers I've encountered in a long time.” —Laura Kasischke, author of The Raising and The Life Before Her Eyes
“These are stories about the body, dismembered by science or war, but also about the disembodied, the spirit, the self, that mysterious sum (or, as in many of the stories here, absence) that is greater than our parts. Scheer’s brand of magical realism—a cool grotesquerie—is the perfect vehicle for this mix of the morbid and the ineffable, raw emotion and other-worldly yearning. This is a beautiful, beguiling...and slyly unsettling collection.” —Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl
“A fresh take on the vagaries of the human body and the human spirit. Scheer spins inventive tales, laced with a dose of magic.” —Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD; author of What Doctors Feel; editor-in-chief, Bellevue Literary Review
“Taken together, these 11 stories encourage you to marvel at human resilience in both its physical and spiritual forms. You’ll likely marvel at Scheer’s imagination as well.” —LA Review of Books
Kodi Scheer teaches writing at the University of Michigan, where she earned her MFA. She was awarded the Dzanc Prize for Excellence in Literary Fiction and Community Service.
A great book, filled with many unqiue stories that will really make you think.
Exploring the potential and limitations of human experience, these short stories are fearless and inventive, willing to take risks in with subject matter and story.
Many of the stories have the thread of medicine running through them as well as some magical or fantastical elements.
Her stories leave you full of tension from the first page to the last. I particularly liked the one about the Miss Universe pageant; with only 2. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Emily Butler
This is a phenomenal collection from start to finish. A great read for anyone who likes medical stories or magic realism. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Brian Matzke
First, my biases. I know Kodi and consider her a friend. I mostly read non-fiction. On the surface, Incendiary Girls does not plot within the narrow boundaries of my literary... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Timothy Jason Pasinetti
Loved it--a totally strange collection, filled with animals, medicine, faith, love, messy bodies and messy lives.Published 3 months ago by Our Books
I am not sure what this book is about, and certainly the beautiful horse on the cover is deceiving: nothing to do with the stories.Published 4 months ago by anna tornello
Kodi Scheer’s debut collection is imaginative and beautifully-crafted. She portrays the complex balance of strength and fragility of the human psyche through stories that are both... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lisa
These are splendid stories that investigate different dimensions of the human experience, often by reimagining the constituent features of the human itself. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eager Reader
Real page turner! I loved it and look forward to Miss Sheer's next project!Published 5 months ago by Luke Mckay Smith