Praise for Sin Eaters
“Sin Eaters uses an off-kilter approach to explore religion, faith, and the oddities of what it means to be human in a vast world beyond our grasp. These rich, highly imagined stories are deeply felt and emotionally resonant with a humor that sneaks up on you.”—Julie Iromuanya, author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor and the 2021 Permafrost Prize judge
“Who is Caleb Tankersley and what business does he have writing a debut story collection this excellent? Sin Eaters is haunted by the ghost of Flannery O’Conner, as well as contemporary powerhouses like Kelly Link and George Saunders, all the while giving us something wholly original, something I can only describe as ‘Tankersleyian.’ By turns magical and mundane, hilarious and heartbreaking, these stories herald the arrival of a wonderful new writer whose books I will greet with excitement and anticipation for years to come. Stop reading this blurb and start reading these stories immediately.”—Andrew Malan Milward, author of I Was a Revolutionary and The Agriculture Hall of Fame
“Tankersley’s Sin Eaters examines the downcast, the strange, and the unloveable. . . . Themes of repression, fear, suffering, sin, and religious undertones ring true. While each story has a profound sense of sadness, the funny overtones wrap together seamlessly to make it a pleasant, albeit sometimes strange, read.”Alexandra Barbush, Independent Book Review
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