In the latest release from Rose Metal Press, Tiff Holland's Betty Superman, we find a collection of stories that stand alone, but also congeal to tell a bigger tale. That tale focuses on the relationship between mother and daughter with the mom being Betty. What the collection does is focus one the simplest interaction to vividly create a world where interaction is strained and the ability communication and relate is all but gone. It also focuses on the information we do tend to let escape about family, and why we feel it is so important.
In "Red Snapper", Betty blurts out information about her Aunt in a way that hilarious to the reader, but perhaps not the best way to communicate it. With each story we learn a little bit more about Betty and Tiff makes sure every detail is convey and perfectly placed. "My Mother keeps her money in a Pringles can. She used to use a Benefiber jar, but then her husband got all healthy and found her stash so she switched places." Hidden money, brightly colored clothes, fascinating life stories, a failing body, and a old-fashioned sense roles; that is Betty.
In Betty Superman, Tiff Holland presents a series of stories that will make you laugh, cry, and drop your jaw in awe all in the matter of a few sentences. It was released this month by Rose Metal Press and is available here.