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I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is very intriguing. I love the themes and settings. Typically, I tend to not enjoy books of short stories as it makes me feel disjointed and as though I am missing parts of the story. However, these are stories that really stick with you after you read them. The subject matter in intense at times and heartbreaking at others. The author introduces you to remarkable characters over and over again throughout all 10 short stories inside. None of the stories are connected by anything other than their own humanity and the country itself. None of the stories are very cheerful or happy, but they are both realistic and magical at times. Like it's characters and locations, the stories and situations are widely diverse. The areas that I usually find lacking in most short story collections are simply not found here.