Readers do more than sympathize with these characters; they are drawn
into their inner lives in a profoundly empathetic manner coming to
realize “There was no greater sin than touching a piece of a world that wasn’t yours.”
Hurley makes us complicit in touching her worlds, the worlds of these
characters, and such a transgressive framing makes each story feel
urgent, timely, and utterly estranged. It is a delightful collection
that will challenge and grip readers.
Hurley’s collection, MEET ME IN THE FUTURE,
achieves that which most writers only dream; connecting not just with a
deeper and universal truth that will lodge itself in the minds of
readers long after the story is over, but to tell stories so engaging
and dynamic that even those averse to the risks of questioning one’s
experience will find them impossible to put down.