Indelible imagery…but Viles has a knack for comedy as well…the book’s comedy piece-de-resistance is a series of four fake-news Christmas letters that appear sporadically. Ribbing the news-laden familial updates some people tuck into Christmas cards, the mock letters become increasingly more absurd and hilarious…they hit quite a few snags by the final letter, with predictably outlandish results. Deftly united by an insightful theme of kinship.