Christmas came a few days early for PEOPLE LIKE YOU this year:
Powell’s, The Oregonian and the Portland Mercury all included the story collection on year-end “best of” lists and I could not be more grateful.
The Oregonian’s Best of the Northwest 2015
Powell’s Best Fiction Books of 2015
Portland Mercury’s Required Reading of 2015
In these lists I am keeping company with some of the finest writers working today. I’m gob-smacked to be included alongside them.
Reviewer Joshua James Amberson of the Portland Mercury had this, among other things, to say about People Like You:
“Malone’s writing could be seen as a close cousin to the work of Tom Drury, Mary Robison, or Denis Johnson—stories that casually draw you in and leave you wanting more. People Like You feels like being let in on a secret that won’t stay secret for long.”
Big thanks to him for such an awesome review and for supporting Portland’s small presses and writers.
Go here to read the full review.