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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 desires, in language which may be in addition suited for the conventional 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 out preventing, and, while i ended, discovered 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 frequently hardscrabble small-town lifestyles in a single rural village. like several different neighborhood inhabited via the human race, it is a position the place the banal and the inconceivable coalesce, a spot with its percentage of universal tragedies and unusual madmen: a few howl on the moon, whereas others develop into heroes. There are the 2 outdated women down the road who should be witches and has to be exorcised, and the fellow who plucks chickens for a residing. it really is in the perimeter of this offbeat microcosm of the area that doubtless small questions---often the sort that kids ask, coming up from a kid's imagined knowing of ways the grownup international works---assume an eerie portent: used to be snake underneath the woodpile? may perhaps a pregnant bat climb out of a gap within the floor? The solutions by no means stop to surprise.

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