Reviews / Interviews / Praise
"Personal and surreal, these poignant survival stories coax the reader into moments of shared feeling, into truth, reflection, and simple beauty."
- Yusef Komunyakaa
"Sometimes shocking and often strange, this is a fine debut from a striking new voice."
"Written in vibrant prose, The Fry Pans Aren't Sufficing offers a view of post-Katrina NOLA."
"If these stories are any indication of his talent, he's a writer whose work I'll always be watching for."
"By way of this smart collection, the reader travels from Atlanta and Hattiesburg to the ghostly aftermath of the storm in New Orleans, from Manhattan to Chicago to Honolulu, and beyond."
"These stories are gorgeously brought to life in three parts that weave together so naturally, I often felt I was reading about myself, or my friends, or some long lost best friend from my dreams. I believe in these stories."
"These stories will leave you in fits of laughter just as often as they'll break your heart."
- Grant Ginder
"Burgess' casually sensual language and visceral relatability make lack all the more felt."
- Monica McClure
"These stories have style, heart, brains, and a sense of humor."
- Darin Strauss