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From The CriticsSvoboda's haunting new collection of fifteen short stories and one novella is not for the faint-hearted. In the creepy story "Sundress," a couple moves into the house of vacationing strangers, claiming to be cousins of the homeowners. The couple, who befriend the neighbors, only leave after the startled homeowners return and force them to move on. In the eerie story "Psychic," the boyfriend and relatives of a missing young woman turn to a clairvoyant for help. Not only does the psychic know that the boyfriend murdered the young woman, she also senses that he'll come back on his own, for a private visit just with her. Not all the stories are this unsettling, though. In one tale, a routine visit to a restaurant takes an unexpected turn, resulting in a scary yet hilarious twist that leads into the mysterious novella "What Did You Bring Me?" The novella, which consists of thirty-one short chapters, some of which are no more than one or two paragraphs in length, tells the story of a nameless woman who lives in a trailer park and meets a wild girl living in a nearby gully. Disturbing, edgy and provocative, this collection will appeal to lovers of nontraditional prose.