The New Yorkers 20 Under 40. Grantas Best Young American Novelists. The National Book Foundations 5 Under 35. Russell surely has had a stellar career, straight out of the gate. Her new collection echoes the witty lusciousness of her first novel, Pulitzer finalist Swamplandia! (also a New York Times and a No. 1 Indie Next best seller and a New York Times Book Review Top Ten); the title piece features two vampires whose 100-year-old marriage is on the skids because one has developed a fear of flying. A few stories, like those about abandoned children, lose the wit and lusciousness and go all dark.

From the author of the instant "New York Times"-bestseller "Swamplandia!" (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), a dazzling new collection of stories that showcases Russell's gifts at their inimitable best.