A Near-Perfect Gift (Michigan Literary Fiction Awards) by Rose Marie Kinder PDF

By Rose Marie Kinder

"[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 which may be in addition fitted to the normal folktale or the place of origin newspaper as to poetry of the French surrealists. here's a number of brief fiction for our instances: a reflect held as much as the homely info, reflecting again to us the wild insides."

---Laura Kasischke, MLFA judge

"I learn A Near-Perfect Gift from begin to finish with no preventing, and, while i ended, chanced on myself sitting in my darkened place of work, infused with an unforeseen experience 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 several different neighborhood inhabited by way of the human race, it is a position the place the banal and the unbelievable coalesce, a spot with its percentage of universal tragedies and unusual madmen: a few howl on the moon, whereas others become heroes. There are the 2 previous girls down the road who can be witches and needs to be exorcised, and the fellow who plucks chickens for a dwelling. it really is in the perimeter of this offbeat microcosm of the realm that likely small questions---often the sort that kids ask, bobbing up from a kid's imagined knowing of the way the grownup international works---assume an eerie portent: used to be snake underneath the woodpile? might a pregnant bat climb out of a gap within the floor? The solutions by no means stop to surprise.

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