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Collection review: Runaway by Alice Munro

Collection review: Runaway by Alice Munro

Characterization: “…he only caught her, wound his arms around her, held her so tightly, with such continual, changing pressures that it seemed more than two arms were needed, that she was surrounded by him, his body strong and light, demanding and renouncing all at once, as if he was telling her she was wrong to … Continue reading

From Page to Screen: “Keith” by Ron Carlson

From Page to Screen: “Keith” by Ron Carlson

First sentence: They were lab partners. Characterization: Keith was the window, wallpaper, woodwork. He’d been there for years and they’d never seen him. This was complicated because for years he was short and then he grew tall. And then he grew a long black slash of hair and now he had a crewcut. He was … Continue reading

“Found Objects” by Jennifer Egan

“Found Objects” by Jennifer Egan

Full story here, courtesy of The New Yorker First sentence: “It began the usual way, in the bathroom of the Lassimo Hotel.” Characterization: “He wore funky sweaters and let her call him Coz, but he was old-school inscrutable, to the point where Sasha couldn’t tell if he was gay or straight, if he’d written famous books or if … Continue reading