Wesselmann's debut collection contains richly varied stories with a wide range of cultural knowledge. Whether the setting in Taipei, Florence, the Andean foothills, or Tornado Alley in Texas and Oklahoma, hers is a curiousity directed at understanding events from different perspectives and a compassionate engagement with questions of the various forms of exile––moral, spiritual, geographical, and emotional.
"Wesselmann has a fine ear for language, an acute sensibility, an extraordinary imagination which seems always in service to narrative art." Janet Peery
"(An) elegant debut collection . . . " The New York Times Book Review