Review in The Statesmen Journal

June 5, 2005, — Here are a dozen short stories from a Seattle writer. Briggs has a view of life that is bizarre and rather charming.


His stories are dark and hugely illuminating. His prose is richly simple, filled with surprises and details. In the title story, the first in the book, we find this: “[Her brother] Jaq was on the Pacific Coast, in Oregon. The name itself conjured to his sister in Grenoble a place beyond a place, some place too far to even think about.”

These are stories with ideas and genuine life. Briggs sticks his neck out on every page, and the reader is more than glad to stay with him. This is bold, new fiction from a real talent.

— Dan Hayes

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