How To Carry Bigfoot Home
The thirteen stories in Chris Tarry’s richly imagined debut, How To Carry Bigfoot Home, lay bare the insurmountable forces that determine who we are and who we become. From an out-of-work dragon-slaying father in “Here Be Dragons” to a family arguing aboard a rocket ship in “Topics in Advanced Rocketry,” the stories use fantastic settings, blazing wit, and imaginative circumstances to explore very human truths. The stories work to reconcile the public self with the private heart. To contemplate the monsters we carry home and lay bare for the ones we love the most.
I was struck by the seamlessness with which Tarry ties real life with the fantastic. Within the first page of each of these stories I found myself fully committed to the characters and their stories, many of which examine that fine line of loneliness and closeness we feel within/between ourselves and the ones around us. A great read indeed.