Under Her Skin
(Thistledown Press, Nov. 8, 1999)
Caruso’s prose performs for us like a clown on highwire – funny but dangerous. Her characters unselfconsciously speculate about their sexuality amid the least likely of circumstances – from early morning Mass, to the doctor’s waiting room. These stories bristle with pathos beneath their apparently mundane veneers and are deadly accurate in anointing recognition to adult innocent yearnings.