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ISBN-10: 1936970643
ISBN-13: 9781936970643
Publisher: New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publish Date: 04/21/2020
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.00" W, 1.30" H

The Nature of Remains

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In Flyshoals, Georgia, karma is writ small enough to witness. When Doreen Swilley discovers that her boss and lover of thirty years intends to fire her to placate his dying wife, she devises a plan to steal his business from him. Her plan just might work too, if she is not thwarted by a small town’s enmeshed histories and her family’s own dark secrets.

Set during the 2009 recession, The Nature of Remains rests at the intersection of class, gender, education and place. Through extended geological metaphor, readers witness the orogeny, crystallization, and weathering of the human soul. Doreen’s journey reveals the ways even a woman’s most precious connections–her children, her grandchildren, her lover–operate within larger social structures capable of challenging her sovereignty.

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"With the wrenching simplicity of Kent Haruf and the dark southern lyricism of Daniel Woodrell, the author of The Nature of Remains has generated a story that's tragic and restrained, piercing, compassionate, and incredibly wise in the ways of human nature. Like the amethysts that make up the book's thematic core, the characters are shaped by powerful forces from within and without. They fracture and yield. They cleave blindly to the very patterns that will destroy them."–Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun
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Details

ISBN-10: 1936970643
ISBN-13: 9781936970643
Publisher: New Issues Poetry and Prose
Publish Date: 04/21/2020
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.00" W, 1.30" H
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