... takes Canadian fiction into edgy new territory...Gill's stories smack of intelligence and demand to be noticed. ...her language connects with the reader in a fresh and immediate way. It's a relief to read prose that's so steely-sharp. By using superbly wrought language, Gill pulls us in. This is a courageous collection."-Vancouver Sun
"These are edgy, taut stories… Ladykiller
is as fresh as it is stark… Like afterglow, the stories are imprinted in our minds long after they've come and gone. Gill may be tough with her language and her readers, taking them on journeys they may prefer not to go on, but with her characters she is sensitive and non-judgmental. The world can use more of that. Gill's is a welcome new voice."-January
"If you want to read someone who's definitely on the rise, pick it up. Gill writes with clarity and courage about promiscuous men and the women who (maybe) love them... fascinating reading."-Now
, with its vivacious language and compulsive pace, heralds a new breed of Canadian short story. A sophisticated collection replete with dazzling, indomitable prose and audacious characters... With surgical precision and stunning insight, Charlotte Gill cuts to the blood pulse of love and relationship."
-Nancy Lee, author of Dead Girls
"There is something both dark and tender in Ladykiller
. Charlotte Gill is a wise purveyor of the heart's loyal yet capricious nature. A stylish and sassy debut."
-Michael Winter, author of The Big Why
"In Charlotte Gill’s shockingly unsentimental stories, her emotional pyromaniacs hurtle towards various degrees of conflagration. CAUTION: Her prose is booby-trapped with combinations of words so lethally effective they may as well be dynamite."