Surreal Odes to Saints and Feral Children: A Review of The Odditorium by Melissa Pritchard

The Odditorium: Stories by Melissa Pritchard Bellevue Literary Press; 252 p.  Melissa Pritchard’s eighth book, The Odditorium, is a collection of short stories with a giant vague Annie Dillard quote (“Melissa Pritchard is one of our finest writers.”) on the front cover.  Where is she one of our finest writers?  At Veselka on 2nd Avenue on a Sunday night?  At the big annual Thanksgiving dinner hosted by Lorrie Moore? But I’m not here to nitpick Pritchard’s blurb choice.  I’m here […]

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