In "And Give You Peace," the first short story in Jessica Treadway's compelling collection, two sisters meet for the first time after their father has killed their sister and himself.

The stories in Absent Without Leave hit with a force that will shake you, disturb you, and teach you the truths you do not already know. The tales are clear-eyed but deeply moving; the characters spring three dimensional and alive from her pages; the stories are dangerous and fearless and thus not sentimental. We are confronting life here, made vivid by art.
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