Aimee Bender “Willful Creatures”


Originally published in the Portland Mercury, Sept. 2005

Aimee Bender’s stories fall distinctly into one of two styles, each of which is on display in her new collection, Willful Creatures. She is best known for her oddball modern fairytales. Supernatural births abound: A pumpkinhead couple gives birth to a child with an iron for a head and babies grow from a pot of indestructible potatoes. They’re the kind of stories Jeanette Winterson would write if she was more fun at parties.

Read the complete article at the Portland Mercury.

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