am 7. April 2008
s a short story collection by Emma Donoghue, whose work I really, really like.
I like her humor and the melancholy touch a lot of her work has. Her characters always feel very real, they have flaws and ups and downs.
This collection includes stories she has gathered under the headings babies, domesticity, desire and death. The characters come from all walks of life, background etc. (if you're looking for a collection of all-lesbian stories this isn't it). As with all collections I liked some stories better than others but I enjoyed them all.
My favorite stories are "Touchy Subjects", the story of a single woman and her best friend's husband meeting in a hotel room to make a baby and "The Welcome", which takes place in an all-woman housing co-op.