Meet Behind Mars (Renee Simms)

  "You can't change your situation and dwell on how bad it is at the same time."

"You can't change your situation and dwell on how bad it is at the same time."

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.