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"The eighteen stories in The Miniature Wife by Manuel Gonzales, out in January, are wildly imaginative, at times surreal, and always captivating. In the title story, a husband has accidentally shrunk his wife and an enmity develops between them as the husband tries to undo the damage he has done. In “Pilot, Copilot, Writer,” people are trapped on a plane that has been circling a city for twenty years while on the ground their lives go on without them. Gonzales creates these bizarre scenarios that are so utterly believable you forget how impossible they actually are. There is an intelligent economy to his prose throughout the collection and I was thrilled by the originality of his ideas and how they were rendered.”
Roxanne Gay gives big love to Riverhead’s amazing story collection THE MINIATURE WIFE by Manuel Gonzales, out this January, in her Rumpus Reading Roundup! (Say that 5 times fast!) Check out her full list of fantastic reads here.