Noyes' fiction is wonderfully wry and compassionate, and, yes, spooky.
My day of fulfillment has drawn near: Tom Noyes' Come by Here
squared me up and speared me in the chest. In these masterful tales,
tornadoes billow out of smokestacks, strikingly real characters stand at
the crossroads of the promised land and the broken promise, God moves on
the water, and the truth comes black-eyed in the Devil's night.
Action at a Distance and Other Stories conjures absurdity and pathos
[and] offers a large and irresistible vision, its great empathy shot
through with comic insight, its voices keen and energetic.
Tom Noyes' Behold Faith and Other Stories is dominated by macabre wit and startling confessions of frailty and delusion.
-The New York Times Book Review