April 20, 2014
April 16, 2014
Thank you Ellen Loughram and Booklist for this great review.
"Bomer’s second short-fiction collection differs from the first in virtuosity and subject matter. The girls and women featured in these narratives encounter cringe-worthy humiliation and/or appalling abuse. Several of the stories, set in the 1980s (complete with playlists), depict the lives of older teens and young women whose experiences with sex are physically or emotionally brutal. In the horrifying “Down the Alley,” two teens out on the town are given pot and taken for a ride by a group of older boys. “Outsiders,” set in an eastern boarding school, provides an honest picture of the divide between the middle-class newcomer and the rich girls whom she gravitates toward. “Inside Madeleine” is the heartbreaking—and erotic—description of the destruction caused when the only man who sees her realistically leaves a vulnerable woman. Fans of Baby and Other Stories (2010) and even more so of Bomer’s novel, Nine Months (2012), are the obvious audience for this new book. These stories appeal, however, to a broader audience of literary-fiction readers."
April 8, 2014
March 29, 2014
February 6, 2014
February 5, 2014
Thanks so much to Flavorwire and Jason Diamond for picking Inside Madeleine—I'm thrilled! To read the list, click here—I'm in great company.
November 22, 2013
Thank you Shannon Keough, at Minnesota Parent, for mentioning my book Nine Months. I'm pleased that Nine Months is a part of the essay- in my opinion, a very smart essay.
September 9, 2013
August 21, 2013
July 18, 2013
Thanks so much Tom Williams for such a thoughtful read of NINE MONTHS. Click here to read the review, but also, check out the entire issue of The Collagist, which includes an excerpt from Alissa Nutting's TAMPA. Matt Bell and Gabriel Blackwell and everyone at The Collagist and Dzanc—thanks for being you.