Wild Milk

Wild Milk

Wild Milk is like Borscht Belt meets Leonora Carrington; it?s like Donald Barthelme meets Pony Head; it?s like the Brothers Grimm meet Beckett in his swim trunks at the beach. In other words, this remarkable collection of stories is unlike anything else you?ve read. ?Sabrina Orah Mark is a writer of strangeness & tenderness & undeniable brilliance. I wanted to read Wild Milk is like Borscht Belt meets Leonora Carrington; it?s like Donald Barthelme meets Pony Head; it?s ...

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Title:Wild Milk
Author:Sabrina Orah Mark
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:0997366680
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:168 pages pages

Wild Milk Reviews

  • Caryl
    Nov 28, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

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  • Kevin
    Aug 17, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

  • Nate D
    Nov 19, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

  • Alissa Hattman
    Nov 23, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

  • Hannah
    Jul 02, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

  • Etan
    Jul 23, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

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  • Caroline
    Nov 27, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

  • Brooks
    Nov 24, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

  • Natasha
    Oct 12, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

  • Marie-Therese
    Oct 26, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

  • Rachel Watkins
    Aug 05, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

  • Julia
    Oct 17, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

  • Bill Hsu
    Nov 07, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

  • Shannon
    Jun 24, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

  • Sarah
    Nov 18, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

  • Ben Robinson
    Nov 17, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

  • Katie
    Dec 12, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

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  • Zoë Ruiz
    Sep 22, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

  • Scarlett
    Dec 11, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

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    ...

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  • Jan Stinchcomb
    Oct 18, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

  • Alanna
    Dec 06, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

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  • Brielle Mark
    Jul 23, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

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  • Ben Niespodziany
    Oct 17, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

  • Audette Leites
    Dec 04, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

  • Barbette
    Aug 06, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

  • Sarah Figueira
    Dec 02, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

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  • Emrys
    Oct 11, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

  • Alycia
    Dec 12, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

  • Morgan Thomas
    Oct 25, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...

    I need to read these all again to provide a proper review, but this is more than a collection of short stories. This is a world unlike any other where every sentence is unexpected and shining with love, fear, confusion, bewilderment, uncertainty, and more. Some of these three page fabl...

    This book was hard to read. There is a hidden storyline within each story. Some of the chapters I understood the background and relation to life while others I was left bored and confused. A jumble of out of place words and an acid trip gone astray. ...

    What a completely wonderful read! Sabrina Orah Mark's poetic sensibilities are wound into genre-bending pieces that I can't recommend enough. This book is a happy balm (but mostly it's a book). ...

    WILD MILK is a collection of bizarre stories-- some brilliant and some simply like lovely word salads. I enjoyed Sabrina Orah Mark's work. ...

    Read these as poetry and you?ll be fine? as prose they?re a bit too whackadoodle. Suspend judgement, and these are quite beautiful, surreal portraits of feelings or dreams. ...

    I thought I would really love this collection, but maybe I wasn't in the mood. You have to have quite some patience for the deliberately opaque. ...

    Loved these fabulous fabulist tales. I'm always impressed by Mark's narrative layering and by the sheer audacity of her work. A wonderful, can't-miss collection. ...

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  • Cayley
    Nov 26, 2018

    Utterly strange and wonderfully ridiculous. These stories have a fairy tale quality and are sprinkled with odd mothers, forgetful lovers, cruel children, and confused protagonists. At times, they feel stuck in surreal dreams and at other times a sadness seeps into the anxiety of it all...

    These are very dependent on me as a reader, my reading mindset. Each is finely constructed but I really need to meet them on their own terms with willing alertness or they don't really engage what they seem designed to. But when they do (when I'm the reader these deserve, perhaps), mag...

    George Saunders meets Leonora Carrington in a tripped-out Perrault fairy tale. Love. ...

    3.5 stars Extremely clever, frequently funny language play abounds in this little book. Part Kafka, part Diane Williams, part Henny Youngman, Mark takes ordinary situations, tosses in startling imagery, and then ratchets the whole thing up to absurd levels by focusing almost microsc...

    There are awesome pieces here, like "The Taxmen": When the taxmen came for Father's heart, Father is on the phone. I hear him say: "they're here." I hear him say, "keep the bones." Then there are pieces that don't do much for me. But the language is almost always clever, and the situa...

    I love these wry, gem-like short stories. I gobbled them up like so many chips, all in one afternoon, and am now rereading them more slowly, to savor what Mark does with words. These pieces are magical and funny, absurdist fairy tales. ...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's short stories in WILD MILK are dreamy, edgy, and dangerous. Most of us grew up with fairy tales, but Mark transforms these traditional storytelling models into modern day confessions with moxie. ...

    Lucky for me a funny and strange book found me: Sabrina Orah Mark?s Wild Milk, a collection of 24 very short stories published by Dorothy Project. Mark?s stories follow a dream logic and explore familial relationships and domesticity. In these stories a mother has 9 sons who sudden...

    Sabrina Orah Mark's WILD MILK is a far out ride. "Mother at the Dentist" is now one of my favorite short stories, even though it is way more Dora Carrington than Elizabeth Stroud. The timing, rhythm, and nuance of it delight me to no end. And there are family issues lurking all over th...

    What the fuck did I just read ? ...

    Surreal. I'm not sure I devoted enough attention to each story. Lots of fun lines. ...

    I liked the fun-house mirror quality of this book--in its content, but also in the poetics of the prose. The images and words tend to loop back in strange, exciting ways. The stories are thoughtful and quirky (in a Donald Barthelme sort of way), but usually have a sudden deepening that...

    A super smart book of dreamlike spiels, each with its own internal logic just beyond our collective ken. ...

    One of the most original collections published this year. Lovers of the surreal, short shorts, and hybrid forms should pick this up today. ...

    This book was like nothing I expected. Upon first reading, I felt confused, then anxious, then, as I began to understand the form and function of the book, I began to fall in love. For me, poetry has always been hard to understand, so I usually end up googling "what does ____ mean?" so...