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- DescriptionThis extraordinary first collection of short stories covers the landscape of dysfunctional childhood, urban angst, and human disconnection with a wit and insight that keep you riveted to the page. The characters here have rich and imaginative interior lives, but grave difficulty relating to the outside world. The beginning story, Ducklings, introduces the over-weight and over-enthusiastic Marjorie, the last twelve-year-old you would want babysitting your toddler. In Wanted , we meet Elear, a single girl living in Chicago who may or may t be dating a serial killer. Ather Cancer Story is an unsentimental account of two sisters whose beloved mother just won't seem to die, and The Last Dead Boyfriend gives us a recovering addict who keeps encountering her recently deceased boyfriend, an unpleasant man she wished she'd broken up with before he died. Always funny, often dark, and wholly satisfying, these stories explore the longing for connection among characters who are frequently stricken with anxiety. Each story is rendered in a way that is surreal, vivid, and entirely convincing.
- Author BiographyAIMEE LA BRIE received her MFA in fiction from Pennsylvania State University in 2003. The short story Ducklings was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Aimee lives in Philadelphia and works at Temple University. Number Six: Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction
- Author(s)Aimee La Brie
- PublisherUniversity of North Texas Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication15/12/2007
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationDenton
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of North Texas Press,U.S.
- Weight240 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine13 mm
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