The Last We Heard of Leonard

Rachel Wyatt - Bio and Media
pb / 2002-06 / Short Fiction /
9780889822108 / 223pp / $19.95

In this superb new collection of seventeen stories, Rachel Wyatt explores the convergence between reality and fantasy. It is a mysterious inner realm, perhaps best described by the word absence, that lies between what’s possible and the imagined, between the bizarre and the blurred edges of reality. Her men and women are often disenchanted and occasionally detached from their world.

The mirror Wyatt holds up to reality reflects back an image puzzling and disturbing, invariably at odds with the image we have of ourselves. In stories that are often humorous and quirky, things are out of square, time slightly distorted, the world out of focus.