Kelly Link’s ‘Get in Trouble’ | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

February 13, 2015 6:13 PM

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Kelly Link’s ‘Get in Trouble’ | The Miami Herald The Miami Herald

Kelly Link might be described as a fantasist or a magical realist of a particularly homegrown sort. Her stories take place within recognizable landscapes — suburban bedrooms, reality TV locations, a wedding weekend — that open into something else. It’s genre work that blurs the lines of genre, merging elements of science fiction, realism, fantasy. Yet all that seems too restrictive, too didactic, for what Link appears to have in mind.

“How does a woman with a raven’s beak kiss a bubble of blood?” she asks in her unsettling and vivid new collection Get in Trouble, and if you think such a question is rhetorical, you better think again. The setting is a Manhattan hotel that is hosting, among other events, a gathering of superheroes ...

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