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Collection Review: The Dog of the Marriage

Collection Review: The Dog of the Marriage

There’s a one-sentence story in this collection called “Memoir”—“Just once in my life—oh, when have I ever wanted anything just once in my life?”—and it is exquisite. But mostly for me, The Dog of the Marriage was like walking through a crowd of people and thinking you recognize someone, but realizing that you’re mistaken, it’s not the … Continue reading

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

“Pagan Night” by Kate Braverman

“Pagan Night” by Kate Braverman

Read the full story here. First sentence: “Sometimes they called it Forest or Sky.” Imagery: “Today, walking by the river, it occurred to Sunny that this landscape was different from any other she had known. It wasn’t the punched-awake, intoxicated glow of the tropics, seductive and inflamed. It didn’t tease you and make you want … Continue reading