I like the idea of linked stories quite a bit and grabbed this book based on that cover description.
There's nothing fundamentally wrong about the book or even individual stories (except for a number of typos and fact checking errors that look like sloppy work on someone's part). But that said, there's nothing really great about them either. They are average, plodding stories, the sort that fill up journals because it would be hard for anyone to prove they're not written of a certain length. But on a serious note, nothing happens worth caring about. They really just shuffle along with sentences that never thrill, plots that are like eating dry crackers, and epiphanies that never really come. Here are two sentences as an example, "All of a sudden I wonder if their ghosts are here. Watching me." Passive verb, a non functioning 'all of a sudden' a pseudo third person reflection on a first person thought. And then the breaking of the sentence, the reinforcement for no reason. Again, not terrible but not a form of rarefied wordspersonship. The blurb from someone anonymous at The Malahat Review says, "I found myself laughing frequently." We must have been reading the different books, there's no humor here either.