ScandiReview from ForeWord Reviews

“Merkner has a deeply weird sensibility, and it makes his short fiction a pleasure to read. In The Rise and Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic, Merkner crafts creative tales that heighten the Midwestern experience into something unique. The stories range from darkly comic to genuinely sad, to more than a bit unsettling. But all share a strong voice and a seemingly ordinary setting, and they all exhibit the author’s ability to keep his work in the realm of plausibility.”

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