"Reminscent of Friedrich Durrenmatt's "The Winter War in Tibet" in its calm examination and unsettling embodiment of mental and physical extremes, "How They Were Found" is a dreamer's chronicle of the loss and partial recovery of a world given over to the wrecking ball. Fierce, unflinching, funny, "How They Were Found" is just the book we need right now, Matt Bell just the writer."
--Laird Hunt, author of "Ray of the Star"
""How They Were Found" offers a world with shifting rules, described with a lovely and deceptive simplicity. This guide shows you thirteen different types of wilderness, and you can spend all day exploring before you realize you are lost."
--Amelia Gray, author of "Museum of the Weird" and "AM/PM"
"You're a robot if the stories in Matt Bell's debut collection don't exhilarate, frighten, and unalterably change you. His wild manipulation of form and genre makes the bulk of contemporary fiction feel bloodless and inert in comparison, but it is Bell's recurring arrival at something sturdy and true about human behavior that makes the stories in "How They Were Found" so rewarding and resonant."
--Matthew Derby, author of "Super Flat Times: Stories"show more