There’s something old-fashioned about Evgenia Citkowitz’s debut story collection, Ether—old-fashioned in the best way. That is, her stories are entertaining! They have plots! Jokes! Twist endings! Chance encounters! And in one instance—a ghost! Why so many exclamation points? I guess it’s been a long time since I’ve encountered a writer who has a taste for the spooky, rather than the fanciful.