Collection: The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

My second collection is published by Saga Press in the US and Head of Zeus in the UK (Release date: February 25, 2020). Among other selections from my recent short fiction, it contains the series of interlinked short stories that forms the basis for AMC’s new series, Pantheon, as well as “Memories of My Mother,” which is the basis of the film-within-a-film of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s La Vérité (The Truth).

Order through Simon & Schuster, Head of Zeus, or your favorite retailer.

There is also an audio version narrated by Ramón de Ocampo, Cindy Kay, Michael Kramer, Emily Woo Zeller and Nancy Wu. Audiobooks are a fantastic way to experience these stories.

Here’s an excerpt from the preface:

A good story cannot function like a legal brief, which attempts to persuade and lead the reader down a narrow path suspended above the abyss of unreason. Rather, it must be more like an empty house, an open garden, a deserted beach by the ocean. The reader moves in with their own burdensome baggage and long-cherished possessions, seeds of doubt and shears of understanding, maps of human nature and baskets of sustaining faith. The reader then inhabits the story, explores its nooks and crannies, rearranges the furniture to suit their taste, covers the walls with sketches of their inner life, and thereby makes the story their home.

Unlike The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories, the selection here is much more guided by my own personal taste, including some of my newest work, a never-before-published novelette, as well as an excerpt from the next Dandelion Dynasty novel.

Praise for The Hidden Girl and Other Stories