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This Is Not Your City free pdf "How can a first book arrive with such advanced understanding of all the beautiful and sometimes shaded echelons of hope in which we live our lives? Caitlin Horrocks is a stunning writer and these stories mark a brilliant debut. She knows language and she knows people and I am grateful for this book."--Ron CarlsonEleven women confront dramas both everyday and outlandish in Caitlin Horrocks' "This Is Not Your City." In stories as darkly comic as they are unflinching, people isolated by geography, emotion, or circumstance cut imperfect paths to peace--they have no other choice. A Russian mail-order bride in Finland is rendered silent by her dislocation and loss of language, the mother of a severely disabled boy writes him postcards he'll never read on a cruise ship held hostage by pirates, and an Iowa actuary wanders among the reincarnations of those she's known in her 127 lives. Horrocks' women find no simple escapes, and their acts of faith and acts of imagination in making do are as shrewd as they are surprising.Caitlin Horrocks lives in Michigan, by way of Ohio, Arizona, England, Finland, and the Czech Republic. Her stories have appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2011, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009, The Pushcart Prize XXXV, The Paris Review, Tin House, and The Southern Review. Recently, she won the $10,000 Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review. She teaches at Grand Valley State University.

About Caitlin Horrocks

Caitlin Horrocks lives in Michigan, by way of Ohio, Arizona, England, Finland, and the Czech Republic. Her stories and essays have appeared in The "PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2009, The Paris Review, Tin House, The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, Epoch," and other journals. Her work has been short-listed in "Best American Short Stories" and has won awards from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers' Conferences and "The Atlantic Monthly." She was formerly the 2006-2007 Theresa A. Wilhoit Fellow at Arizona State University and the prose editor of "Hayden's Ferry Review." Things she loves that have shown up in her fiction: reality television, zoos, otters, snow, sleep. Things that haven't (yet): bread, koalas, hockey, West Michigan beer, and Bananagrams. Currently, she is an assistant professor of writing at Grand Valley State University and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Author : Caitlin Horrocks
Publisher : Sarabande Books
Data Published : 28 June 2011
ISBN : 1936747251
EAN : 9781936747252
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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