• How I Came to Haunt My Parents is storytelling for parents on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In this beautifully written suite of short fiction Natalee Caple explores fables from the dark side of adulthood and imagines what moral Aesop may have offered to a mother who gave birth to a murderous dictator. Caple's animals and humans are imbued with modern complexity as they confront sex, death, and history, but her stories are as witty as they are profoundly lucid.

    How I Came to Haunt My Parents is proof of Caple's status as one of the great prose stylists currently writing.

    Praise for Natalee Caple

    "Moving?unsettling." -The New York Times on The Heart Has Its Own Reason

    "A brilliant story-teller." -D.M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel

    "Natalee Caple writes with sensual and captivating detail of people whose dreams drive them to unanticipated extremities." -Catherine Bush, author of The Rules of Engagement