A smart, funny and remarkably polished collection of stories that combines the universal addictive appeal of Melissa Bank and Helen Fielding with the nervy, neurotic wit of Lorrie Moore.
‘She’s fierce and original, and anyone who loves language and relishes what makes people tick will fall in love with her.’ Anna Shapiro, Observer
‘Exquisite. I gobbled up this book in one sitting.’ Anna Maxted
The spirit of Mae West, the original liberated woman, lives on in this smart, funny collection of bittersweet tales of sex, cynicism and the single girl.
‘Krouse’s small-but-large tales of births, marriages and deaths have that gently Alan Bennett quality that comforts but unnerves all at the same time.’ Lesley McDowell, Independent of Sunday
‘A thoughtful and funny look at sex and the single girl.’ Company
‘This is arch, wise, accomplished storytelling.’ Melissa Denes, Daily Telegraph
‘Krouse’s wistful, tender vision illuminates the bittersweet behind the bravado.’ Daily Mail
‘Frisky and unexpectedly serious. Full of zingy one-liners that would give Mae West a run for her money.’ New York Times
Reviews of Come Up and See Me Sometime
- ‘Frisky and unexpectedly serious. Full of zingy one-liners that would give Mae West a run for her money. With the same deft touch she’s used to make us laugh at life’s ugly and unfortunate turns, Krouse takes a knotty and confusing situation and leaves us with a feeling of unbounded, exhilarating possibility.’ New York Times