Strongwoman ; Aerialists ; The evasive magnolio ; Twin ; The wilderness act ; The April thief ; Solidarity forever ; The clown ; The ringmaster.
Aerialists is a fiercely inventive collection of nine stories in which classic carnival characters become ordinary misfits seeking grandeur in a lonely world. A young misogynist finds a confidante in a cable-TV strongwoman. A realtor for the one percent invokes his inner murder clown. A skin-and-bones mathematician and his bearded wife plot revolution. A friendless peach farmer holds a funeral for a beloved elephant. And a model-train hobbyist prepares to throw his miniature world in the trash.