About the Book
These stories are funny and serious, outrageous and completely familiar. Readers will meet a cast of characters ranging from a woman who cleans her soon-to-be ex-husband’s house to a woman who seduces her paperboy. These stories are short, but leave readers completely satisfied and reveling in the complexity of our strange lives.
Praise for Whiskey, Etc.
Over and over in this collection, we are led to the realization that something important, maybe the only thing that’s important, is missing. What makes Flick’s balancing act so compelling is that even though its sense of emptiness underlies everything, it’s never in a way that feels sinister or maudlin. This collection is a treasure.
—Damian Dressick, “7 Flash Fiction Collections You Should Be Reading,” Electric Literature
Flick’s collection keeps readers engaged with her crisp and lyrical writing. Her eye for detail is poetically rendered, and she turns the mundane into the beautiful.
—Megan Douglas, Barrelhouse Reviews
Whiskey, Etc. by Sherrie Flick is a sharp–edged, intelligent, brilliantly written collection of short shorts by a writer at the very top of her game. One finds glimpses of Joy Williams here, but this is unmistakably Flick’s world, inhabited as it is with dogs & songs & whiskey & lovers. Of grace & undoing. The remembered & the remembering. This book took my every last breath away.
Sherrie Flick’s Whiskey, Etc. is finer than the best brand of whiskey. With its clean fridges, cooked eggs and fresh-brewed coffee, crickets, pistols, pies, this book will leave you singing like the birds inside it. Ms. Flick’s clean crisp prose with it refreshing style provides a delectable mix of tastes full of satisfying richness; each of these stories is like a memorable meal. And though Whiskey, Etc. is deliciously intoxicating and addicting, it is also sobering, full of heart, and real.