Swallow draws us into the psychological horror of a newlywed housewifes domestic life. Hunter, a softspoken woman, finds herself spending her days alone in a big beautiful house overlooking an endless forest. Everything is provided for her by her husband Richie and his wealthy family. But her place is dependent on her obedience.
With The New New Normal, D.H Tracy captures the very moment when normality transforms with precision. This poetic encounter connects us to the universal experience of normalcy and how we build our day to day in modern western societies through the rhythm of ever-changing cycles in attempts to achieve balance.
There is a lot of wonderful fiction well worth the read in this collection entitled All-New Tales. Three reads, in particular, stood out to me, two of those by authors that I never read before. I am happy to have encountered them through this collection put together by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio.