I was introduced to Glen Pourciau by the Paris Review. I read one of his short stories and was impressed by his ability to capture how people feel and talk when they are frustrated by modern day to day life. At time the characters remind me of myself and how little things, dumb things really, can make me so mad.
"Cake" is not included in this collection but it's a good example of his work. "Invite" was a little much to take all at once. I think Pourciau is best consumed in small bits - don't try to read this one all the way through at once.