U.S.A. / 2018
Finally finished Meet Behind Mars. This story collection took me a while to get through. I felt a lot of these stories would work really well as novels. My favorite stories were "Rebel Airplanes" (a story about a woman with late-stage lung cancer who becomes obsessed with flying model airplanes) and "The Body When Buoyant" (a story about a woman who struggles to find a sense of normalcy after Hurricane Katrina). There was also a fascinating story about automotive crash test monkeys...which apparently were a thing. These stories were longer than your average "short story" — which I actually liked. They were refreshing to read. Very unique, although the pacing was sometimes on the slower side. I recommend giving this a read.