If I were to have dinner with one person, dead or alive, I'd choose Leonora Carrington. A surrealist artist, a novelist, a founder of the women's liberation movement in Mexico -- she is endless. This collection of stories is hard to describe. The writing is neat, tidy, sophisticated, yet her stories are absurd and magical. She is an author that has dragged me in and consumed me with her macabre imagination, dark humor, and a creativity I can't wrap my head around.