Claire Phillips


Black Market Babies - a novella

     ...the kind of nightmare literary thrillseekers love.... recalling the adventure stories of Kathy Acker and the dystopian California vision of Nathanael West, Black Market Babies creates its own world from our thoroughly modern anxieties about family, sex and self. It is a dreamscape emanating from your television screen with the scan button going wild.

- Ann Powers, critic for The New York Times

     ...empathic and stirringly imagined.

- The Village Voice quite literally with three grown women in search of one mother. They're Siamese triplets, joined at the pinky finger, disconnected shortly after birth and each sold separately on the black market... a mystery plot [that] plays perfect backdrop for Phillips's eerie, rhythmic prose.

-  The New York Press