“12 short stories in which madness—and the
incidents that trigger it—runs like a silent
undertow. Grote’s compelling batch of stories…will
hold the reader’s attention because of the honesty
and familiarity of the characters. Promising
collection from a talented newcomer.”—Kirkus
From a New York City tenement in the early 1900s to
vampire make-up sex in present-day Philadelphia, the
stories in Death, Madness and a Mess of Dogs are
full of sly humor, memorable characters and quirky
explorations of love, loss and redemption.
Written primarily during the year following Grote’s
own mother’s death, this first short story
collection offers a keenly inventive vision.
Families, frenemies and a unique assortment of
lovers illustrate universal truths about
relationships in fresh and unexpected ways.
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