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Twin Study

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Twin Study

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
78194
publisher:
Counterpoint
genre:
Short Stories, Fiction

We gave it an A-

The protagonists in Twin Study, Stacey Richter’s colletiong of stunning and occasionally supernatural short stories, run the gamut of humanity, from rebellious teenagers, fractured poets, and anachronistic cavemen to ambitious house pets, suburban potheads, and, yes, identical twins. But what they all have in common is a nearly bottomless loneliness and a hunger to connect. It’s a testament to the Pushcart Prize winner’s talent that her pithy, audacious prose manages to resonate deeply, though in the end one often wishes that the characters she brings to life so vividly would stick around longer than the dozen or so pages most are allotted. A-

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