A Minor Planet for You: and Other Stories (cuRRents)

A Minor Planet for You: and Other Stories (cuRRents) by Leslie Greentree

Title: A Minor Planet for You: and Other Stories (cuRRents)
Author: Leslie Greentree
ISBN10: 0888644655
ISBN13: 978-0888644657
Publisher: The University of Alberta Press; 1st Edition edition (April 19, 2006)
Language: English
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Size PDF: 1278 kb
Size Fb2: 1409 kb
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 432
Pages: 208 pages
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A Minor Planet for You: and Other Stories (cuRRents) by Leslie Greentree


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Told with arresting candor, Leslie Greentree's short fiction creates the satisfying sense of discovering someone's long-kept secret, or the guilty pleasure of overhearing a scathing conversation. A housewife indulges in monthly purchases of specialty vinegar and savours her romantic fantasies about the local grocery store manager; a daughter catches glimpses of herself in the face of her mother's suffocating attentions; a minor astronomer accumulates star charts and wasted nights rather than tender moments with his wife. A Minor Planet for You explores the often wry, sometimes dark but consistently fragile constellations of human relationships. "Intricately and subtly developed, a smart irony permeates these stories." Gloria Sawai "Leslie Greentree's stylistic see-sawing between comedy and tragedy is one of the main reasons why this book is hard to put down." Lisa Grekul