[Ivan] proves to be a natural-born storyteller.
-The Globe and Mail
What makes Coyote's stories special-her humour, her humanity, her talent for sketching the bizarre in the everyday-soars beyond cliche.
You know you've read too many overwrought, over-workshopped stories when it comes as a shock to hear the sound of a human voice simply telling a tale in prose.
-The Vancouver Sun
It's simply a small treasure of storytelling existence.
-Quill & Quire
. . . razor sharp. . .
With this collection, Coyote confirms that she's a literate, funny person. . .
-The Georgia Straight
. . . beautifully written. . .
I strongly recommend this book. . .
. . . I found myself seduced by her experiences. . .
. . . a pure, honest style that pulls the reader in. . .
Where other authors would tend towards either a victim mentality or almost mindless anger at their situations, Coyote's understated wit and almost "down home" feel come through well.
-Gay People's Chronicle
[A] must-read collection of short stories. . .
. . . Coyote is to CanLit what k.d. lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.
-Ottawa X Press
. . . it's very easy to go with Coyote's flow. There's something weirdly comfortable about being in her narrative orbit even though she happily operates on the fringe.
Without question, the stories are enjoyable, and Coyote's persona is attractive.
The stories are imbued with a deep-felthonesty, the kind that doesn't need to indulge in 'woe is me' self-reference. . .
. . .with just a few brief strokes, Ivan E. Coyote entertains us; she moves us and makes us think. And she always leaves us wanting more.
-Books in CanadaOne Man's Trash
is certainly a collection that I will treasure for a long time to come.
-Lambda Book Report
From the Publisher
Whitehorse-raised citizen of the world Ivan E. Coyote [is]. . . a transgendered force whose over-the-top spoken word performances are a legend. . . -Toronto Star
[Ivan] proves to be a natural-born storyteller. -The Globe & Mail
Coyote writes with spare elegance and more than a little humor. She is a writer of exceptional skill. -Bay Area Reporter
[A] talent for telling multi-layered stories in unaffected prose. -Girlfriends Magazine
Coyote's writing is dry, clever and full of insight into the nature of human eccentricity. -Shift Magazine