Love Does Not Make Me Gentle Or Kind

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Fly By Night Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Fiction - 195 pages
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Fiction. Women's Studies. Chavisa Woods' LOVE DOES NOT MAKE ME GENTLE OR KIND is a collection of fiction focusing on the formative and tumultuous moments in the lives of two women as children and adults, whose relationship to one another is cast in an ambiguous light, and whose characters are abstracted within the context of each story. Primarily set in rural America and other transient realms, this book combines realism with elements of meta-fiction, magnifying the extraordinary interpersonal worlds created by the circumstances of their outer reality. "Woods writes about love with a calloused hand, filling the spaces left by others. Her words etch a dotted line across your heart, instructing it precisely in where to break" -Sabrina Chapadjiev.

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User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

Chavisa Woods' writing is absolutely gorgeous and trilling. But she's far too intelligent for me to follow and I have absolutely no idea how these stories connected, but I loved them all for what I could gather. Read full review

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User Review  - Brent - Goodreads

Chavisa Wood's stories and the voice(s) she employs to tell them are powerful, self-assured, and poetic. Echoing Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son", this is a ragged, surreal cry from the dark underbelly of ... Read full review


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