“Damage suffuses The Sin Eater & Other Stories. From within Elizabeth Frankie Rollins’ construct of the blighted home, an adulterous husband calls on the services of a stranger to expunge his guilt, a young couple is diagnosed with the bubonic plague, and a bored woman finds herself growing a tail. Yet these others don’t dwell; instead, they frame themselves in a way that is sound in structure and sentiment and plunges them from metaphor into modern-day marvel. In the evocative stories of this debut collection, even the tightest crevices dazzle with restorative possibility.”
The Sin Eater & Other Stories is available at Queen’s Ferry Press and other booksellers.