A Hole in the Language (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Marly Swick
English | Nov. 1, 1990 | ISBN: 0877452962 | 205 Pages | PDF | 7 MB
These stories are delicate seismographic meditations on disaster and its aftershocks. The characters are survivors, digging their way out of the past, shaken but hopeful. Despite all their tragic losses, there is a pervasive sense of humor, hope, and forgiveness: abandonment leads ultimately to reunion, grief to solace. This is contemporary America—a jigsaw puzzle of fragmented families constantly picking up the pieces and fitting themselves together in new ways to form unforgettable pictures.