Mothers & Other Monsters: Stories - Maureen F. McHugh

GoodReads Summary: In her debut collection, Maureen F. McHugh examines the impacts of social and technological shifts on families. Using deceptively simple prose, she illuminates the relationship between parents and children and the expected and unexpected chasms that open between generations.


I now there are stories with a hidden subject, like "Arrival", in which the fact that understanding how the alien language works allow humans to break the barriers of time, and one could expect that stories with no eminent subject actually have a hidden one.

But I feel that doesn't happen here.

There are just... stories. And, sad to say, they are not even good.

There are points that never lead to anywhere, and doesn't seem related to the main history; most of them end with no conclusion at all (will the clone die? What will happen to the daredevil? Do the husband got cured from Alzheimer and would he still be in love with his wife?)