April 8th, 2011
McDonald’s collection of stories, most of which are interrelated in one way or another, defy simple description. “Improbable” is a good word, but does not fully convey the sense of wonder, hope, and simple humanity with which the collection as a whole leaves the reader. Set in a world much like our own, the stories weave together the lives and experiences of a motley cast of characters, Diana Comet herself foremost among them. Many of the characters, Diana Comet included, are gay or transgender in a world not much more friendly to such than our own, and struggling to find love and acceptance. In various stories, other improbable elements—from talking statuary longing for release to ghost stories come horribly to life to alien invaders seeking to control humanity’s morality—make themselves known, and always, McDonald’s vibrant protagonists fight to make things right.
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