Critics’ Reviews

“Bubble[s] with originality and daring … an exhilarating read.” — Publishers Weekly

“Rhonda Douglas’s Welcome to the Circus does what great short story collections do: just when you think you’re safe, caught in the ebb and flow of strong narrative, the stories surprise you with a shift of the bare and the raw, each with those flashes of insight that are most akin to the spotlit reveal of nakedness. It has perhaps the best thing that you can say about any collection: they may be stories, but they read like truth.” — Russell Wangersky, author of Whirl Away

“Rhonda Douglas has a knack for making the bizarre seem reasonable and deeply human. A resurrected Neandertal, a Job Creator of the Year pornographer, a John Donne obsessed cutter, God—these are just a few of the surprising characters in her circus. This funny, moving debut is a show you won’t want to miss.” — Caroline Adderson, author of
Ellen in Pieces

Posted on October 30, 2015