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ISBN-10: 0820355690
ISBN-13: 9780820355696
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 09/15/2019
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.50" W, 0.60" H

Once Removed: Stories

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Overview

The women in the linked short story collection Once Removed carry the burdens imposed in the name of intimacy–the secrets kept, the lies told, the disputes initiated–as well as the joy that can still manage to triumph. A singer with a damaged voice and an assumed identity befriends a silent, troubled child; an infertile law professor covets a tenant’s daughterly affection; a new mother tries to shield her infant from her estranged mother’s surprise Easter visit; an aging shopkeeper hides her husband’s decline and a decades-old lie to keep her best friends from moving away.

With depth and an acute sense of the fragility of intimate connection, Colette Sartor creates stories of women that resonate with emotional complexity. Some of these women possess the fierce natures and long, vengeful memories of expert grudge holders. Others avoid conflict at every turn, or so they tell themselves. For all of them, grief lies at the core of love.

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Colette Sartor's stories shimmer with a radiant, unsettling light. She strips away the veils that we hide behind and exposes our deepest fears and desires, revealing who we inescapably are. The stories are laced with dark humor and raw, earned emotion, and they proceed from page to page with a beautiful urgency. Her prose sings and her wounded characters linger in readers' memories like people you've known, people you could have been had luck gone the other way. This is trenchant, gorgeous fiction, the voice of a writer you'll follow anywhere, everywhere.–Bret Anthony Johnston "author of Remember Me Like This "
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Details

ISBN-10: 0820355690
ISBN-13: 9780820355696
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 09/15/2019
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 5.50" W, 0.60" H
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