“The world is a bewildering, ridiculous place,” writes Lindsay Hunter, recommending an Elizabeth Crane story in Recommended Reading. “It’s easy to forget that while you’re tying your shoes, selecting a croissant, driving the same stretch of pale gray highway for the eleven-hundredth time. Elizabeth Crane mines the everyday and reveals what we’re missing. It’s unsettling. It’s hilarious. It’s . . . beyond. And you just know she’s having a great time, because suddenly you are, too.” The stories in Turf zoom from a global god’s-eye view to a hyper-specific catalog of anxieties, from the end of the world to the meaning of life to the tiny moments that can gut a friendship.
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