Bad choices, deliberate and otherwise, compose the terrain. The dark side of the human heart is in full nuanced display here. It is nothing short of wonderful to see the anger and self-regard of girls and women fully mounted
–Julie Brickman, What Birds Can Only Whisper
Schildknecht captivates, moves, and unsettles us, reminding us how people struggle to hold each other close as danger lurks around every corner, and often within our own hearts.
–Roy Hoffman, Come Landfall
In her impressive debut collection, Flora Schildknecht anatomizes humans (and other animals) with all of the precision, intelligence, intuition, and imagination of a scientist and an artist working in close collaboration.
–Robin Lippincott, Blue Territory
Reading these stories is like stepping among the strange, beautiful, forgiving shadows found under great, old trees--a sense of our aloneness as human inhabitants on this planet against the backdrop of an ancient desire to connect and belong.
–Eleanor Morse, White Dog Fell from the Sky
Wayward, devastating, and lyrical, these narratives walk the line between animal and human, bringing us to the precipice of the moral universe and sometimes beyond, as they test what it means to be alive in the twenty-first century.
–Elaine Neil Orr, Swimming Between Worlds
When the hair on the back of your neck begins to tighten, relax, relish the work; this writer has you safely in hand.
–Lucinda Dixon Sullivan, It Was the Goodness of the Place