4. November 2016, QuoteClient
Set at the irresistible junction of toxic reality and the truly strange, the electric unexplainable, Chavisa Woods stirs up stories of drugs and dykes, mutant mohawks, the Gaza Strip and green glowing orbs. Here, the outsider becomes truly alien. Murakami
8. March 2017, ReviewClient
[...] it is a rare work of literary fiction that fully showcases the rich and diverse American populace. The stories establish instant, distinct [...] -- Booklist, starred review
24. May 2017, ReviewThe Rumpus
[...] Woods embraces the complex humanity of her characters even as she explores the tragedy of enculturation, identifying forces that divide us. Think of her as a literary exorcist, calling out certain entities that possess rural America: isolation, work
24. May 2017, InterviewClient
Interview with Chavisa Woods in Lambda Literary.
1. September 2017, ReviewPublishers Weekly
[...]As Woods's characters struggle to eke out an identity, they confront the bleak difficulties of their lives and persist in surviving.
3. November 2017, ReviewClient
[...] The stories of Woods' collection are somewhat fantastical and take place pre-president Trump, against the background of the Gulf War, the Clinton and Obama administrations, yet offer a more sympathetic, interesting, and downright wacky look at small