Contemplations on Canadian modernity through extended metaphors cum magic realism done superbly and artfully. This book proves the written word is a legitimate and visceral art like any other and can do far, far more than just tell stories or convey facts. Vague but precise, creative and mystical yet with its finger on the pulse of 21st century human beings and the society in which they live. Profound and deeply provoking in ways I can't quite yet voice. A book to ruminate on."Summer of the Flesh Eater" and "The Adopted Chinese Daughters' Rebellion" were my favourites. Among the best short stories I have ever read.