Every story is a ghost story. Even the ones you tell about yourself.
This collection of southern gothic-y flash fiction deals in themes typical of the genre — decay, dereliction, and death — but Moore presents them in a manner that’s…. delicate, in a way. Though they’re eerie, these stories feel comfortable and familiar, even charming. It might be related to the thesis laid out at the book’s start: we are all obliterated and refreshed each instant of our lives, and what do ghosts have to fear from other ghosts? This is an atmospheric and lightning-fast read, but it will linger with you long after it’s put down. It’s a little bit like a phantom in that way.