“Peter Tieryas Liu’s characters are so smart and broken and odd and searching-” Kathy Fish Reviews Watering Heaven

As some of my readers may know, I recently reviewed Kathy Fish’s awesome collection, Together We Can Bury It. The flash fictions within just blew me away and many of them were haunting stories that were all the more amazing because of the way she so lyrically wove the stories together. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan of her work. So I was blown away when she reviewed Watering Heaven and loved it. As a writer, one of the most gratifying aspects is when a fellow writer you admire enjoys your writing. To quote from parts of her review:

“Peter Tieryas Liu has a particular way with language that forces the reader to pay close attention, sentences that move from funny to moving, to sharp and deft or deeply metaphorical. I was especially taken with the dialogue, throughout. There are no throwaway lines. It made me think this collection would be fantastic as a series of short films because of the dialogue, the strange characters, the surprises each story seems to hold for the reader.”

“I love that. I love the parenthetical. Liu’s characters are so smart and broken and odd and searching. “Staccato” is to me one of the sadder stories of the collection, but the sadness creeps up on you as you’re busy watching the thing unfold. I love when a story does that to me.”

Click below for the full review!


Thank you Kathy! (Here’s her bio from Goodreads!)

Kathy Fish lives in Colorado. Her collection of short fiction, TOGETHER WE CAN BURY IT is forthcoming from The Lit Pub http://store.thelitpub.com/product/to…

Her collection of flash fiction, WILD LIFE, is available now from Matter Press http://matterpress.com/press/ or on Amazon.com

She guest edited Dzanc Books’ 2010 Best of the Web. Her work is published or is forthcoming in Slice, Guernica, Mississippi Review, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, New South, Quick Fiction, Keyhole, FRiGG, Night Train, Spork, Storyglossia, Smokelong Quarterly, RE:AL, [sic:] literary journal, Cranky, elimae, Per Contra, Sleepingfish, Corium, Necessary Fiction and elsewhere.



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