April 20, 2014

April 16, 2014

Booklist gave Inside Madeleine a thoughtful, good review

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."

March 29, 2014

Thank you, Publisher's Weekly

Very pleased to get a nice review from PW of Inside Madeleine.

February 6, 2014

February 5, 2014

November 22, 2013

Mention at Minnesota Parent

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.

July 18, 2013

NINE MONTHS reviewed in The Collagist

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.