By Monica McFawn
The characters in McFawn’s tales lengthy for and worry the encroachment of others. a tender boy reduces his nanny’s cellphone invoice with a decision, then convinces her he can resolve her different difficulties. a guy who works at a butterfly-release company turns into dangerously enthusiastic about fixing a recognized mathematical facts. A poetry professor unearths himself entangled within the research of a murdered pupil. within the ultimate tale, an getting older lyricist reconnects with a popular singer to write down an album within the Appalachian Mountains, in simple terms to be interrupted by means of the looks of his drug-addicted son and a legendary tale of recovery.
By turns exuberant and philosophically adroit, Bright Shards of somewhere Else reminds us of either the bounds of empathy and its absolute necessity. Our misreadings of others can be unavoidable, yet they themselves will be issues of good looks, appeal, and connection.
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Bright Shards of Someplace Else (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Ser.) by Monica McFawn