Janet Hamill’s forthcoming short story collection Tales from the Eternal Café was given a starred review by Publisher’s Weekly which raved: “Acclaimed poet Hamill (Body of Water) uses the location of a cafe, a destination long associated with thinkers, dreamers, and conversationalists who dwell there, as the springboard for many of the stories in this rich and diverse debut story collection. Each of the 17 entries dazzles with virtuosity and uniqueness . . . Hamill’s dialogue tactfully embraces each setting and her keen eye for the detail is enthralling. Readers will be thoroughly drawn into scenes of love, redemption, belief and delusion as well as alienation and fear in this terrific collection.”
It’s a terrific few, and well-deserved. Each story in the collection seems to unfold like a deceptively complex origami, and the reward at the end of each tale is thoroughly satisfying. Check out the complete review here.
Hamill’s book, which includes an introduction by musician/poet/author Patti Smith, available now at your favorite online or inshore retailer.