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"Amy Gustine's You may still Pity Us as a substitute is a devastating, humorous, and astonishingly frank choice of tales. Gustine will be brutally sincere in regards to the murky calculations, mystery goals and suppressed malice to which so much folks by no means admit, no longer even to ourselves."—Karen Russell
"You should still Pity Us as a substitute is an unbroken spell from first tale to final, regardless of the large diversity of matters and landscapes, sufferings and joys it explores."—Laura Kasischke
"Amy Gustine's tales go very unlikely borders either actual and ethical: a mom searching for her abducted son sneaks into Gaza, an Ellis Island inspector mourning his misplaced love performs God on the boundary among previous global and new. courageous, crucial, exciting, every one tale in You may still Pity Us as a substitute takes us to these locations we've by no means dared stopover at before."—Ben Stroud
You should still Pity Us as a substitute explores a few of our hardest dilemmas: the price of center East strife at its such a lot intimate point, the chance of God thought of in day by day phrases, the ethical stakes of relations responsibilities, and the inescapable truth of mortality. Amy Gustine indicates a unprecedented generosity towards her characters, instilling them with a thriving, brilliant presence.
Amy Gustine's brief fiction has seemed within the Kenyon Review, North American Review, Black Warrior Review, the Massachusetts Review, and plenty of different areas. She lives in Ohio.
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