If realist writers present fiction to the reader like trendy food, with telling details the spare garnish to something locally-sourced yet cheeky, Marbais does the same—only instead of grilled tuna sliders with ginger-carrot slaw, she serves up a squid-man drinking Dewar's. Pairing precise, observational language with aggressive invention, Marbais upends the table--truly a moveable feast.
Emily Anderson, Little Novels, Blaze Vox
Marbais like Ovid deeply understand the tumult of metamorphosis. Yet in her world change offers no protection or enlightenment. Her stories instead speak to the petty persistence of our humanity, and this is why they are compelling.
Nicholas Hayes, NIV 39 & 27, Blaze Vox