The soul is liquid, and slow to evaporate. The body’s a bucket and liable to slosh.
A 2014 National Book Award finalist, Thunderstruck has certainly earned its place among competing titles. Comprised of 9 short stories, Elizabeth McCracken’s collection is nothing short of haunting – and I’m not just saying that because we’re getting close to Halloween. These unforgettable tales are mesmerizing and devastating as McCracken explores aspects of love, grief, family, death, companionship and loneliness.