“ Alix Ohlin is a crazy talented writer, smart and soulful. Inside is, in a word, stunning. ”
From the highly acclaimed author of The Missing Person and Babylon and Other Stories, a resonant novel of entwined lives and a woman with an unsettling ability to broach the innermost dynamics of the people around her.» read an excerpt
“ Each story here shines, and is immediately involving. Ms. Ohlin has a marvelous will to explore and it's clear that she's in complete command of her art. These stories are smart, tough, deeply felt and beautifully delivered, without one wasted word. ”
From a talented young writer come sixteen stories about the connections between us all—Signs and Wonders.» read an excerpt
“ With language intensely evocative and keenly focused on the nuances that define each of us as individuals, Ohlin delves into the lives of her characters—even in her shortest pieces—and reveals a depth to them, a poignancy, that is deeply affecting. ”
In their various locales—from Montreal (where a prosthetic leg casts a furious spell on its beholders) to New Mexico (where a Soviet-era exchange student redefines home for his hosts)—the characters in Babylon are coming to terms with life's epiphanies, for good or ill.