"The writing is clear & highly sensuous & which immediately sweep the reader into her quirky, dark world. The stories are raw but with an extraordinary vividness and unusual immediacy. The characters are highly credible and appear drawn from real life. They are typically streetwise, & unknown to them, they are headed towards threshold experiences which will totally unhinge their lives. The beauty of the writing, particularly in the longer stories, The Hungry Duck and IRON, is the vicarious way in which Zabrisky spears the reader into the heart of the characters’ disintegration."