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Out There by Kate Folk
Mar 29, 2022 | ISBN 9780593231463

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“From the moment you read these wondrously perverse, often creepy and hilarious, and always sneakily heartbreaking tales, you’ll know you’re in the presence of a singularly brilliant vision, one that burns off the scrim of our normal-seeming human customs and operations to reveal the utter bizarreness of this existence. Out There, it turns out, lies very much within.”—Chang-Rae Lee, author of My Year Abroad

“Kate Folk’s stories inhabit otherworldly realms where exquisite language and beguiling characters excavate the very nature of love and existence.”—Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Orphan Master’s Son

“An assortment of stories so sharp and ingenious you may cut yourself on them while reading, like a drawer full of the most beautiful knives—Kate Folk’s Out There goes onto my shelf of favorite collections.”—Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble

“Wry, riveting, and ambitious, Out There is one of those rare collections that manage to be both brilliantly inventive and emotionally resonant. Folk’s tilted worlds are hilarious and unsettling—they sit squarely in the spaces where anxiety and exhilaration collide. Full of unforgettable voices and gleeful, exacting prose, this is a sharp and stylish debut from a wildly gifted writer.”—Kimberly King Parsons, author of the National Book Award nominated Black Light

“Kate Folk is a refreshing new voice, utterly original and deliciously twisted.”—Anna Bailey, author of Where the Truth Lies

“Kate Folk is a formidable writer, a literary swordsmith of feline dexterity, very dark and very funny, equally at home in the magisterial darkness and the relentless glare of truth.”—Lisa Locascio, author of Open Me

“Disturbing, alluring, dazzling, and creepy, Out There is a riveting collection that keeps you enthralled with every page.”—Claire North, author of Notes from the Burning Age

“This collection of internet gothic fiction delighted, unsettled, and moved me in the best possible way. Kate Folk is an exceptionally talented new voice, able to render both the otherworldly and the absurd banalities of contemporary life with a cutting, mirthful grace. Here is a writer we will be lucky to read for years to come.”—Mary South, author of You Will Never Be Forgotten

“Kate Folk’s imagination is uncanny and arresting. Out There expertly captures the all-too-human experience of longing for lives we may never inhabit, and the final story is a chilling and tender portrait of love that will stick with you long after you finish the book.”—Alex McElroy, author of The Atmospherians

“Spellbinding and exquisitely strange, Out There glows like the neighbor’s TV at night, illuminating the shape of our human longings in all their hopeful incompetence and comic despair. With unassuming precision and casual beauty, these superbly crafted stories make uncanny meaning of our vacant moment. Out There is a friend in the dark and Kate Folk is a marvel.”—Sarah McColl, author of Joy Enough

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