I don't like short stories. There, I said it. It's a personal failing and my loss, I admit. Oh there are short stories I do like, but I almost never seek them out and can't remember the last time I read a collection. See, the worst thing for me is getting to know characters, becoming involved in their lives and then, ...losing them. I hate being between novels and I like my books character driven and really long. Which is why I am astonished at how much I loved this book. Each story is perfect in its length, detail and what it revealed about each character. Not a Chance, Dead End and Honda are particularly compelling.Good work, Ms. Treat. You are an amazing writer.