In But When We Look Closer, her debut collection of eighteen short stories, Susan E. Lloy establishes a literary version of film noir
Lloy’s But When We Look Closer is a unique collection of short stories set in North America and Europe where her characters struggle with drugs, sex, art, money, mental illness and, most importantly, loss.
Shuffling through the brief snapshot of each story, I was swept up in the intense nostalgia Lloy is adept at conveying.
Lloy’s stories are surprising yet relatable, giving us all we need to know about her characters in a few short pages.
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