The Fate of Mice

The Fate of Mice Review

Gathering together the most outstanding short stories of Susan Palwick's twenty-year literary career, The Fate of Mice is a powerful collection from an extraordinary fantasist. These unflinching tales, including three original pieces, consider a woman born with her heart exposed and the heartless killer who protects her; a wolf who is willingly ensnared by a devious academic; a businessman resurrected to play at politics; and an ingenious mouse dreaming beyond the laboratory.

With the perceptiveness of Joyce Carol Oates, the inventiveness of Ray Bradbury, and the emotional resonance of Alice Sebold, The Fate of Mice is a meditation on the very art of storytelling: mythic, beautiful, and often brutal, filled with authentic compassion.

 

Title:The Fate of Mice
Edition Language:English

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    The Fate of Mice Reviews

  • Lucy

    The thing about The Fate of Mice is, every story cuts deep. These stories cut to the bone. They hurt, and they hurt because they are true. These are the thing of stories you read when you want to be b...

  • Meran

    Such strong writing! If these stories don't touch your soul, you don't have one. This is one of the most compelling books I have EVER read. These stories make you think, make you appreciate what you h...

  • Joy

    One of the best short story collections I've read in years. The title story is very powerful, while the concluding novella, "GI Jesus," made me laugh and cry in quick succession. The quality of the wr...

  • M?

    /review to comeIntroduction (The Fate of Mice) • (2007) • essay by Paul Di Filippo Did I bother to read this?The Fate of Mice • (2005) Fabulous. Perfect.Gestella • (2001) Oh god, oh my god. Fi...

  • Julie

    Awesome. How come I never heard of Susan Palwick before? How come she hasn't been on the Tiptree Award lists? How come how come?I really liked all of the stories in this collection. My favorite might ...

  • Joe Hunt

    I've got to write more of a review later.(And, actually, not totally finished.) (So keep your eyes peeled!--as if someone reading this...)But it's okay if I'm not finished. It's a book of short storie...

  • Laura

    A short story collection with weight, where magical realism used to explore the human condition. The tales are thought-provoking and resonant, touching on myth and magic. Some of the offerings: A self...

  • Andi

    This collection of short stories was phenomenal. I found so many of them touching or incredibly intriguing. Each one meditates on what it means to be human in some way, even if a character may not be ...

  • Emmy

    An interesting collection of short stories. For the most part, I really enjoyed reading this. They weren't happy stories (far from it!) but they managed to keep my interest. The only story that I obst...

  • Sarah

    5/17 So, this year my true goal was to read 120 books, and although reading goals are stupid, arbitrary things, I'm snowed in and I thought, shit, let's do this. I've been reading these stories off an...