In this daring, debut collection, Susan McCarty steers lives according to their bodies. Two young men compare and challenge their physical limitations in the months following heart transplants. A woman returns to Iowa from New York and binges on the food and relationships she thought she’d left behind. A gigolo discovers he can no longer have traditional sex, and a survivor of the zombie apocalypse gives up food. In language both captivating and honest, McCarty reveals the ways we use our bodies to confront our hidden selves.