A REVIEW OF

The Coolest Monsters

"Baxter's lyricism knits these pieces together to create a unique coming-of-age story that never fails to surprise. From childhood illness to opal mining, planning a wedding, farming and family ghost stories the topics of these essays roam like their narrator through a decade of experimentation, failure, and revelation. Poetic and rich, The Coolest Monsters is a stunning debut from a bold young writer."

- ANN HOOD, AUTHOR OF COMFORT: A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF