published 2014 by McSweeney’s/McMullens
Do you know Because of Winn-Dixie? (Have I told you about the time I told Kate DiCamillo I wrote because ofWinn-Dixie and obviously meant because of Because of Winn-Dixie but she cackled and my heart soared?)
Anyway. There’s a thing called a Littmus Lozenge. It’s a candy that makes you taste your sorrow and your sad and your sweet, all at once. Maybe it’s the thought of a lozenge sounding like something medicinal, or maybe it’s cause this pharmacy gave me both comfort and the heebie-jeebies, but reading this book felt a little like tasting a Littmus Lozenge.Something unsettling hovers around this place, but it beckons me, too. And I’m not alone in that: those two myth-collectors/busters are at once intrigued and terrified.
It’s weird and charming and confusing and a head-scratcher all at…
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