“Carmen Maria Machado’s stories build and build until they surround and ensnare and at the end you’re always glad to be all tangled up.” — NPR

“Machado tells the stories that are hidden just beneath the stories you think you know. The stories you’ve been waiting for without knowing it… She reveals new shapes, new forms, what’s been hidden right there all along: pain, joy, pleasure, horror.” — The Butter

“A quiet triumph.” — Longreads

“Like [Angela] Carter before her, Machado combines humor and horror to an evocative and disturbing effect.” — The Rumpus

“Incredible… hilarious and disturbing.” — Flavorwire

“Machado’s work doesn’t just have form, it takes form. Hers is a greedy oeuvre… in [her] stories, form is uncanny, sly, a pool of raindrops, a slightly skewed face in the mirror. We’ve seen it all before, but never quite like this.” — Los Angeles Review of Books

“Funny, disturbing, canny, and inventive.” — The Huffington Post

“Brilliant.” — io9

“Heartbreaking and inventive… a gut punch.” —

"Stunning." — Longreads