I Still Don't Even Know You: Stories

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Turnstone Press, 2010 - Fiction - 211 pages
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You could be married for over 10 years and still not know your spouse. You could think you knew everything about your dad but still he surprises you at your mother’s death bed. You think you know everyone in your small town but you’ll never know the dark secret your drinking buddy hides in his heart.With control, wit, and brilliance, Michelle Berry explores the hidden depths between individuals, families, and communities. Dysfunctional characters create tension in situations where they teeter on the edge of life. Psychological or situational twists pop readers’ eyes wide open and force them to pay attention. Berry uses rapid-fire dialogue to build tension and emotion. Despite the underlying dark tones, the stories carry life and hope, human kindness—and strangeness.Each story is a vivid snapshot of a raw moment in the lives of people at a crossroads. A married couple in the title story, “I Still Don’t Even Know You,” question the foundation of their relationship during a winter getaway. In “The Cat,” a life of endless purgatory stretches before a newly-wed husband. The wives in “Five Old Crows,” contemplate ways to pass the time ranging from murder to writing. And the title character in “Martin” drives around a boring country town with a shotgun in his car, his dissatisfaction with his empty life mounting as townspeople talk about recent mysterious murders.

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

I didn't make it through the whole book. I wouldn't say the stories I read were necessarily bad, but they didn't capture my imagination at all. Read full review

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User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

Amazing collection of short stories. Smart, intuitive and darkly humourous, Berry's characters are very real. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Michelle Berry, 1968 - Michelle Berry was born in 1968. She is the author of two critically acclaimed short story collections, How To Get There From Here from Turnstone Press in 1997 and Margaret Lives in the Basement from Somerville in 1998. She has published short fiction in magazines and journals throughout Canada, is a reviewer for The Globe and Mail and Quill and Quire, teaches at Ryerson University and also serves on the Board of PEN.

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