Unlocking the Air: Stories
This collection of mainstream stories, written from the early eighties to the mid-nineties, is a stunning example of the virtuosity of the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin. Diffusing the traditional boundaries of realism, magical realism, and surrealism, Le Guin finds the detail that reveals the strange in everyday life, or the unexpected depths of an ordinary person. Written with wit, zest, and a passionate sense of human frailty and toughness, Unlocking the Air is superb fiction by a beloved storyteller at the height of her power.
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Review: Unlocking the Air and Other StoriesUser Review - Sara - Goodreads
Lyrical stories: even if they go nowhere, the writing is soothing & dream-like. The tales that appeal to you will depend on your state of mind but all have an element of melancholy. Better read in a reflective mood: not for the impatient. Read full review
Review: Unlocking the Air and Other StoriesUser Review - Althea Ann - Goodreads
Billed aa collection of Le Guin's "mainstream" short stories, nonetheless, this includes 2 out and out fantasy stories ("Olders" and "The Poacher") and one which can only be described as a "tall tale ... Read full review