Faren Miller

After finishing Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, I was surprised
to find that botherment and uncertainty had vanished into satisfaction.
Somehow this loose-jointed, wandering, ramshackle compendium of casual
weirdness (perfectly expressed in the title) produces the kind of intimacy –
even authenticity – more often associated with a personal journal, a blog,
even autobiography. Yes, the mountain’s son will have to confront sheer
Evil, but he also struggles with the complexities of friendship,
outsiderhood, progressive ideals, and the awkward hinterland between sex and

Faren Miller, Locus Magazine