This is a revised edition with a new afterword by the author.
“His prose is so lucid and exact, his narrative sense so confident, that you hardly know where he’s taking you until you’re there. A wizardly writer.” Tobias Wolff
“Scott Bradfield’s stories are ironic, funny and at the same time filled with a haunting tension between the ordinary lives we lead and the darker dreams that lurk at the edge of our minds. He is the most original voice of the new generation of California writers.” Brian Moore
“Scott Bradfield has been writing some of the wisest and funniest fiction for a while now, and Hot Animal Love [his fourth collection] is no exception. You’ll never look at a penguin, or a human being, the same way again.” Sam Lipsyte
“Bradfield is one of my favorite living writers.” Jonathan Lethem
“Haunted with intimations of otherness . . . Bradfield is an amanuensis of alternative lives.” The New York Times Book Review
“Combining elements of Thomas Pynchon, David Lynch and - of all people - James Thurber, Bradfield charts the soft underbelly of contemporary America.” Sunday Telegraph
“A howlingly funny, too-neglected American writer.” The Believer