“The Measure of Sorrow is full of parents and children lost in a world of darkness, grasping for meaning and connection, and often using the latter as a proxy for the helplessness of the human condition writ large. Throughout these ten stories Ashley-Smith exhibits a real gift for character and setting, adroitly situating readers in the headspace and isolating surroundings of his protagonists.”
It truly blows my mind when readers and reviewers commit to so deeply, thoughtfully (and critically) analysing my work. Really loved this intelligent, considered reflection on The Measure of Sorrow over at Seize The Press.