Imaginary Museums (Paperback)
Soft Skull Press, 9781593765866, 128pp.
Publication Date: January 14, 2020
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— Benjy Caplan, Green Apple Books & Music, San Francisco, CA
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In this collection of compact fictions, Nicolette Polek transports us to a gently unsettling realm inhabited by disheveled landlords, a fugitive bride, a seamstress who forgets what people look like, and two rival falconers from neighboring towns. They find themselves in bathhouses, sports bars, grocery stores, and forests in search of exits, pink tennis balls, licorice, and independence. Yet all of her beautifully strange characters are possessed by a familiar and human longing for connection: to their homes, families, God, and themselves.