Games and Rituals: Stories by Katherine Heiny is a collection of eleven literary fiction short stories.
Relationships in their many iterations form the heart of this collection. Found friendships, complicated relationships with exes, illicit liaisons, and the love between generations are explored with dry humor expertly blended with seriousness.
The collection was very compulsively readable, relatable, and the prose is wonderful. It wasn’t super long, clocking in at under 250 pages. The stories are slice of life, and often feature characters who are morally gray at best. Many of the stories have open endings.
This was my first book by the author, but since the writing was great I’m definitely going to read more from them in the future.
CW: infidelity, death, mentions of suicide
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