First, Body Melanie Rae Thon

ISBN: 9780395785881

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165 pages


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First, Body  by  Melanie Rae Thon

First, Body by Melanie Rae Thon
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In praise of her first story collection, Girls in the Grass, the New York Times wrote, Melanie Rae Thon belts out her short stories in a tone and style reminiscent of classic blues singers . . . The reader is swept along not only by her remarkableMoreIn praise of her first story collection, Girls in the Grass, the New York Times wrote, Melanie Rae Thon belts out her short stories in a tone and style reminiscent of classic blues singers .

. . The reader is swept along not only by her remarkable characterizations but also by the taut, magic current of her prose, which carries an exhilarating rhythmic punch. Thon brings to her new collection all the emotional intensity and vibrant lyricism that marked her first, in stories that are both dazzling and unsettling. In the title story, chosen by Jane Smiley for The Best American Short Stories 1995, a 326-pound woman in a Seattle morgue pins a Vietnam vet to the floor. A young girl in Florida reveals the secret dangers of her privileged life: alligators and furious ducks, a crippled grandfather, a burning car.

Taking us from the cobblestoned streets of Boston to a deserted Montana road, Thons stories transport us to the borderlands, to the places where sudden accidents and misguided pa



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