Forgetting English: Stories

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Eastern Washington University Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 118 pages
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Midge Raymond stretches the boundaries of place as she explores the indelible imprint of home upon the self and the ways in which new frontiers both defy and confirm who we are. The women who inhabit these stories travel for business or for pleasure, sometimes out of duty and sometimes in search of freedom, and each encounters the unexpected. From a biologist navigating the stark, icy moonscape of Antarctica to a businesswoman seeking refuge inthe lonely islands ofthe South Pacific, the characters in these stories abandon their native landscapes - only to find that, once separated from the ordinary, they must confront new interpretations of who they really are, and who they're meant to be.

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User Review  - Susan Zoino - Goodreads

I heard Ms. Raymond speak at AWP on a panel about women and travel writing (fiction)and immediately bought the book. I particularly liked the story "Lost Art," but what I liked about all of them was how different each narrator was. Read full review

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User Review  - David Hicks - Goodreads

A perfectly wrought collection of stories, the best I've read this year. Raymond deftly brings her sweetly flawed characters to situations where they can screw up, and when they do, we love them all the more. Read full review


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