By Amy Gustine
"Amy Gustine's You should still Pity Us as a substitute is a devastating, humorous, and astonishingly frank number of tales. Gustine should be brutally sincere in regards to the murky calculations, mystery desires and suppressed malice to which such a lot people by no means admit, now not even to ourselves."—Karen Russell
"You may still Pity Us as an alternative is an unbroken spell from first tale to final, regardless of the large variety of matters and landscapes, sufferings and joys it explores."—Laura Kasischke
"Amy Gustine's tales pass most unlikely borders either actual and ethical: a mom searching for her abducted son sneaks into Gaza, an Ellis Island inspector mourning his misplaced love performs God on the boundary among previous international and new. courageous, crucial, exciting, each one tale in You should still Pity Us in its place takes us to these areas we've by no means dared stopover at before."—Ben Stroud
You may still Pity Us as an alternative explores a few of our hardest dilemmas: the price of heart East strife at its such a lot intimate point, the possibility of God thought of in daily phrases, the ethical stakes of family members duties, and the inescapable truth of mortality. Amy Gustine indicates a rare generosity towards her characters, instilling them with a thriving, shiny presence.
Amy Gustine's brief fiction has seemed within the Kenyon Review, North American Review, Black Warrior Review, the Massachusetts Review, and plenty of different areas. She lives in Ohio.