REVIEW by Penny Simpson

NWR Issue 101

Cosmic Latte

by Rachel Trezise

In her second short fiction collection, Trezise maps contrasting countries and cultures, from a nail parlour in the Valleys to a reform school in Israel (via the streets of Brooklyn). It is not a collection with one overall theme, but one that offers up a kaleidoscope of thematic strands that span adolescent angst to a young widower’s searing grief. The stories that stand out feature a mix of oddball characters drawn in deft comic strokes, underpinned by sensitive insight into the more complicated nuances that drive their personal desires and ambition...

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