The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead Chanelle Benz (USA) ECCO, 2017.
This collection of short stories is very well written, intelligent, and while not my favourite subject matter, simply fun to read. This in spite of the theme of violence and death which run through the stories. Benz sets her stories in varying historical settings and is quite adept at each that she offers. Characters are either the victims of violence or use violence to solve a problem. Overall, a good exploration of how violence tends to invade our lives and guide us in our decision making. I would not mind being able to write stories of this caliber.