REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER
Sybil Baker’s collection of linked short stories is called Talismans. It’s coming out December 7th, and it’s been described as a contemporary Heart of Darkness. The protagonist, a young American woman named Elise, travels through Southeast Asia. She goes through Vietnam, through places where her father was stationed during the war. She never knew him, and she’s over there trying to find–trying to feel—some kind of connection to him.
Listen to an interview with Sybil Baker.
Listen to Baker reading an excerpt.