Short People

by Joshua Furst | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by MrSamsa of Tucson, Arizona USA on 11/22/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by MrSamsa from Tucson, Arizona USA on Friday, November 22, 2019
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"*Starred Review* In the first story in this startling debut collection, a boy who loves science envies his best friend's wild imagination. In the stories that follow, Furst's characters similarly wrestle with the real and the imagined. In 'This Little Light,' a born-again Christian boy lurches uneasily into adolescence while looking for signs from Jesus. In 'She Rented Manhattan,' a shy, lonely teenage girl dresses for a party and imagines the cataclysmic failure her evening will become in such detail that the reader, too, is left uncertain where reality and fantasy separate. Furst is a playwright, and many of his stories read almost as monologues or short dramatic pieces, with their acute attention to body language, piercing dialogue, and often shocking endings, told in strong, unsettling voices that try to separate the phony from the genuine, the aggressive from the nurturing, the ill from the sane. In the final, unforgettable story, a disturbed maternity-ward nurse becomes obsessed with 'the bloodless ruptures, the spiritual ailments' of her tiny patients, and in envisioning the unspeakable pain of their futures, she 'hands them back to heaven,' away from life's 'rubble.' Bleak, unflinching, and dramatically told, these stories about human cruelties, both profound and commonplace, ask urgent questions about how best to protect the soul."
Gillian Engberg
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Journal Entry 2 by MrSamsa at Reid Park (see release notes for details) in Tucson, Arizona USA on Tuesday, December 03, 2019

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