Two New Reviews of Scandamerican Domestic

Two really exceptional reviews of Scandamerican Domestic came out in the past few months:  one by writer Amy Day Wilkinson for the Missouri Review and another by writer Brigit Kelly Young for Great Lakes Review. A particularly lovely note from Amy Day Wilkinson’s review: “What’s interesting is that the initial impulses in Merkner stories are often familiar parent impulses—flirt […]

KGB Bar & Lit Mag calls SD “possessed of cold, uncompromising beauty”

A really phenomenal review of Scandamerican Domestic came in today from KGB Bar & Lit Journal‘s David Burr Gerrard. Burr Gerrard notes that “Merkner’s sentences are crisp and cruel” and contends “the book resembles the movie Fargo with its heart fed through the wood chipper.” Awesome. Thank you, David Burr Gerard!  But I am most pleased with …