It has been almost eight months since I first read Alison Espach's novel "The Adults". At the time I remember hoping that it wouldn't be too long before I would be treated to a further offering from her astute pen.
This amusing and entrancing short story does not disappoint. Every word has been carefully crafted to bring the reader right into the tale. Written in the first person we can share the insecurities of the main protagonist as she slowly exposes her growing dissatisfaction with her life. There is much humor in the story and I find the voice like that of an old friend, just a little more grown up since we last met, but with the unmistakable quirky deadpan writing that Ms.Espach does so well.
One should not give anything away about the plot in a short story but I will say the cover photograph is particularly well chosen. This short story is very amusing, beautifully described and in a unique voice. It is a delight to read. I look forward to re-reading it again and again.