Small Craft Warnings: Stories

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University of Nevada Press, 1998 - Fiction - 180 pages
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The lives of women on the edge and beyond the margins have seldom been explored with as much power or insight as in these stories by Kate Braverman. In a world without succor, Braverman's characters grope for meaning and solutions to their dilemmas. "Our Lady of the 43 Sorrows" must meet the bizarre needs of her severely brain-damaged mother as her own career as a soap-opera actress declines. The precocious, awkward adolescent narrator of the title story watches as her elegant grandmother confronts the illness that will soon end the colorful life she has enjoyed so avidly. Abandonment, in these wrenching stories, comes in many forms, and freedom is elusive and sometimes fraught with pain and terror.

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User Review  - Christa - Goodreads

Ms. Braverman is one fierce lady. It was fun reading this on the heels of The Informers because Braverman's LA is very similar in some ways and wildly different in others. Personally, I wouldn't want ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

I've read half of this book, and I like it. Great attention paid to sentence craft. But there is something repetitive about these plotless stories, and it's due back at the library, so...maybe I'll come back and read the other half one of these days. Read full review

Contents

Small Craft Warnings
1
Hour of the Fathers
19
They Take a Photograph of You When
35
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Kate Braverman is the author of several works of fiction and poetry, most recently, "The Incantation of Frida K," She currently lives with her husband in San Francisco.

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