Very smart, very funny. Kathy Anderson’s collection, Bull and Other Stories, reminds us that the essential story-telling element is voice and hers screams to be heard. These are bold, in your face, stories. Anderson shows us the other side of the story—characters we rarely hear from—a son who can’t stand that his father is transgendered, male funeral drivers, lesbians living and loving in slower, lower Delaware. Anderson writes with an arid, dry wit and a dark and haunting sense of humor. She is a superb, deeply rewarding writer.
Disorienting and illuminating, playful and often penetrating, the stories of Kathy Anderson astonish. She has already established herself as a powerful new voice on the national literary scene. The stories contained in Bull are marvelous pleasures, whether taken one at a time or gobbled ravenously.