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By Rose Marie Kinder

ISBN-10: 0472031066

ISBN-13: 9780472031061

ISBN-10: 0472115235

ISBN-13: 9780472115235

"[Kinder] writes with the x-ray imaginative and prescient of a Sherwood Anderson, and with the perception of a Freudian analyst, an interpreter of goals, in language that may be to boot fitted to the normal folktale or the place of birth newspaper as to poetry of the French surrealists. here's a number of brief fiction for our occasions: a reflect held as much as the homely information, reflecting again to us the wild insides."

---Laura Kasischke, MLFA judge

"I learn A Near-Perfect Gift from begin to finish with no preventing, and, while i ended, came across myself sitting in my darkened place of work, infused with an unforeseen feel of peace."

---Eileen Pollack, MLFA judge

The tales in A Near-Perfect Gift revolve round the usually hardscrabble small-town existence in a single rural village. like several different neighborhood inhabited through the human race, it is a position the place the banal and the unbelievable coalesce, a spot with its proportion of universal tragedies and unusual madmen: a few howl on the moon, whereas others develop into heroes. There are the 2 previous women down the road who can be witches and needs to be exorcised, and the guy who plucks chickens for a dwelling. it really is in the perimeter of this offbeat microcosm of the area that possible small questions---often the sort that kids ask, coming up from a kid's imagined realizing of the way the grownup international works---assume an eerie portent: used to be snake underneath the woodpile? might a pregnant bat climb out of a gap within the flooring? The solutions by no means stop to surprise.

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