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In her debut collection of short fiction, Jenn Shreve explores the uncanny in every day life, where truth is stranger than fiction and humanity and artifice collide in unpredictable ways. A middle-aged man wakes up to find himself living in a nightmare straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog. A window finds herself obsessively tracking the satellite that carries her husband's remains. A caretaker feels more affection for the crash-test dummies in his charge than his own family, and a nurse in a plastic surgery recovery ward falls in love with one of her patients. A terrifying flu requires that all the dogs in New York City be euthanized. And when a man's car hits a wheelchair, it sparks a modern-day stoning in the streets of a liberal northern California town. Often funny, always poignant, the unforgettable characters, haunting voices, and surprising situations will stay with you a long time.