I wanted to offer a version of transformation, of disappearing, that didn’t equate those things with weakness, but with power.
Krughoff is no stranger to stories that highlight unique and under-heard voices.
Like many of the entities and structures in the stories, I, too, am trying to figure something out or get something straight.
“We live in an uncertain and mysterious world, yet we face so many pressures to act with incredible certainty. That tension, and the tension between urges and expectations, societal norms and personal passions, are where many stories are born, for me.”
I’m with Grace Paley, who said “Write from what you know into what you don’t know.”
The stories themselves maneuver stylistically from realism to magical realism to social satire, yet the feeling of being trapped is always present, and Caloyeras sets out to ensure that the readers feel just as trapped as the characters do.
This is not a collection of stories overly dependent on plot; these are stories that attain their power through description, through syntax.
The nine stories in So Many True Believers explore topics that are often left unexamined for fear of discovering what lies behind the thin, almost translucent, veil of the human psyche
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