New PDF release: A Near-Perfect Gift (Michigan Literary Fiction Awards)

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By Rose Marie Kinder

ISBN-10: 0472031066

ISBN-13: 9780472031061

ISBN-10: 0472115235

ISBN-13: 9780472115235

"[Kinder] writes with the x-ray imaginative and prescient of a Sherwood Anderson, and with the perception of a Freudian analyst, an interpreter of desires, in language that may be to boot suited for the normal folktale or the fatherland newspaper as to poetry of the French surrealists. here's a selection of brief fiction for our occasions: a replicate held as much as the homely information, reflecting again to us the wild insides."

---Laura Kasischke, MLFA judge

"I learn A Near-Perfect Gift from begin to finish with out preventing, and, whilst i ended, chanced on myself sitting in my darkened place of work, infused with an unforeseen feel of peace."

---Eileen Pollack, MLFA judge

The tales in A Near-Perfect Gift revolve round the frequently hardscrabble small-town existence in a single rural village. like every different group inhabited by way of the human race, it is a position the place the banal and the inconceivable coalesce, a spot with its proportion of universal tragedies and unusual madmen: a few howl on the moon, whereas others grow to be heroes. There are the 2 previous women down the road who could be witches and needs to be exorcised, and the guy who plucks chickens for a dwelling. it truly is in the perimeter of this offbeat microcosm of the realm that probably small questions---often the type that youngsters ask, coming up from a kid's imagined figuring out of the way the grownup international works---assume an eerie portent: used to be snake underneath the woodpile? may well a pregnant bat climb out of a gap within the flooring? The solutions by no means stop to surprise.

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