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Amy Hempel, “In The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried”

I admire the way in which Hempel challenges the readers to pay attention to her story. She drops little clues and hints to build a plot, describing different scenes and various details rather than giving a structured play-by-play. “I am … Continue reading

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“Overhead, bats strafed midges in the darkening sky.”

Amidst the coarseness and anger and regret of the narrative voice in Wells Tower’s story “Retreat,” there are occasional passages of evocative description that not only beautifully establish a sense of place in the story but also deepen and make … Continue reading

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