antipodes reviewed in Garden & Gun

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Antipodes gets a full-page review in the April/May 2022 issue of Garden & Gun, at newstands now. 

Jonathan Miles writes:

"Blazingly alive. Jones's characters...have moms and kids and Pinterest accounts and antidepressent prescriptions and husbands who can be sweetly earnest but miss the point all the same. Jones adheres to no privacy policy with her characters, rooting through their psyches, scopping out their secrets, spilling every bean. As a result, her eleven stories crackle with the messy, bristly particulars of modern life, and record, with the fidelity of an ASMR track, what the poet Kat Ryan called 'the small plop ordinary lives make...But what you'll also find is a fresh and invigorating weirdness...She dashes her realism with fabulism, horror, suspense, satire, even an eighth teaspoon of paperback romance. She doesn't limit herself. Jones grabs whatever elements she wants from literature's periodic table to convey--sometimes mournfully, always vibrantly--what it feels like to be alive at this strange and unsteady moment." 

story and interview in colorado review

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"Antipodes," the title story of a forthcoming story collection from Iowa, appears in the Spring 2021 issue of Colorado Review. In it, the mother of three young children copes with the terror and unknowing provoked by the appearance of a bottomless-seeming sinkhole in her hometown.

See Holly's interview with CSU graduate student Heather Gutekunst here

Also on the Colorado Review blog, CR editorial assistant Ross Reagan writes about "Motherhood and Mental Health in Holly Goddard Jones's 'Antipodes'" here

story in EPOCH

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"Ark," a story about what happens when multi-level marketing meets disaster prepping, appears in issue 69.1 of Epoch