From DIY embalming, moms who sacrifice organs and battle roast chicken bullies, to a genetically engineered T-Rex pet, the stories in Familyism are unlike anything you’ve ever read. Quirky, satirical, and absurd, the stories in Familyism reveal, with humor and heartbreaking honesty, the raw moments of characters striving to be seen, to be heard, and to matter.
What others are saying about Familyism:
Family, in all its strange, dark, quirky glory, is at the center of this collection of tightly woven, deliciously wrought stories…Bond knows the vagaries of the human heart and explores it with warmth and wit and savage intelligence.
—Kathy Fish, author of Wild Life: Collected Works from 2003-2018
Tori Bond’s Familyism is an audacious debut collection…a reflection of chaotic American values full of maddening absurdities and wild delights.
—Carla Spataro, Editorial Director, Philadelphia Stories and PS Books
Familyism takes the familiar and makes it startlingly strange, twisted into unfinished moments and, more than anything, unspoken truths. Bond's own words…soar like crows, or like chickens, and sometimes, like hope.
—Amy L Clark, author of Adulterous Generation