Saturday, January 7, 2012
Shoe and Marriage, by Kelly Link
Shoe and Marriage is part of Kelly Link's Stranger Things Happen collection, and was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2001. In order to convey a large message, a short story has to be poetic, or cryptic, or both. I would say that Shoe and Marriage is on the cryptic side. The shoe is a metaphor for all things we care deeply about, mostly children. Not to make you think it is sweet--it's mostly pretty dark. I think her fans would find it worth reading, I myself will have to consider whether I did or not. 2 stars, in the end.