Egg Heaven, a collection of nine short stories by Associate Director of Publications Robin Parks, recently received a glowing review by the Kenyon Review. The stories in Egg Heaven are set in and around diners in Southern California, where Parks grew up and worked as a waitress throughout her 20s, and feature as characters waitresses and their customers.
From the review:
“Whether she’s capturing actual or summarized speech, Parks skillfully taps into each character’s plain-spoken truths. Here is the stripped away, strike-for-the-jugular prose style of Daniel Woodrell. The wisdom of Parks’s stories isn’t laid out in pithy thematic passages or loaded, repetitive imagery, but felt—on the strength of bare actions and gestures.”