An Explanation for Chaos

Soho Press, 1997

In this collection of stories, Julie Schumacher captures the intensly visceral dynamics of family, the inextricable bonds of siblings, and the dangers and mysteries of adolescence, all rendered with a pathos that is totally original.

“Unusually intelligent, confident, and moving… Tuning one moment into the frequency of Flannery O’Connor, another into that of J.D. Salinger.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“Julie Schumacher’s stories are fierce and powerful, funny and alluring, executed with skill and precision.”

-Ron Hansen