The longer I write this blog, the more that I realize how much I enjoy short stories. I love reading just parts of a persons life, getting just a glimpse of what their reality is. It also allows one to audition an author to see if you want to commit the to a longer story. I definitely would like to commit to Skibsrud's other works.
One particularly haunting piece that I've thought about since putting the book down is called "The Limit" and it's about a divorced man and his teenage daughter. The difficulty that they have connecting feels palpable and made me feel that I knew what it would be like to be a divorced man with a teenage daughter.