Brian Oliu reviews Sarah Goldstein’s Fables (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011) at Specter Magazine, and we are grateful.

Oliu calls Fables a “gorgeous intertwining of allegorical stories presented in tiny fragments, dare I say breadcrumbs!, that display a horrifying yet beautiful world where mayors keep bones in boxes and ghosts enter through the beaks of birds,” but Oliu also notes “the language is reassuring, declarative:  that we trust in whomever is telling us these fables, that the world that exists is a world that exists—that what happens here happens, that it will not disappear when someone wakes.”

Good stuff. Read the full review here.

Read more about Sarah Goldstein. Read more about, perhaps even purchase, Fables.