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Praise for What I Want to Tell Goes Like This

"I love this book for both the swagger and economy of its language, and for the mad and brilliant way it splices time. I love it because it populates its stories with peoples, geographies and lives so often missing from our fictive landscapes, and because it does so with imagination,
bravado and a seriously beautiful wit."
—Madeliene Thien

"Matt Rader writes the secret corners of history, pieces the shards of what is forgotten, and tracks the lost. These stories remind us of why literature is important."
—Tamas Dobozy

“‘All lives have secrets and every secret has a life.’ Matt Rader's stories live and breathe in the private space that only the best fiction occupies. Eclectic, idiosyncratic, surprising, completely compelling, I loved this collection. What I want to tell you goes like this: read this book.”
—Michael Crummey