Crazy Love: Stories

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Wordcraft of Oregon, 2008 - Fiction - 200 pages
4 Reviews
"Queen of Gonzo" [Leslie] What drags love out of its gooey, schmaltzy rut and takes it for a joyride in this exuberant collection of 17 stories...No matter how brief or long, no matter how bizarre, each tale in this collection grabs readers and demands they rethink how they see all the myriad forms of love." - Publisher's Weekly Starred Review CRAZY LOVE is crazy good! Leslie What's brain is evidently crowded with strangeness, awfulness, wonderfulness, wildness, madness of all kinds...and love. Lots of love. How lucky we are that her imagination runs deep, runs true, runs onto the page in crazily beautiful stories-and lucky, so very lucky, to be holding those stories right now in our hands." - Molly Gloss, author of Dazzle of Day and Heart of Horses "If unbearable guilt makes you wish to suffer vicariously, and professionally, for others; if you suddenly find yourself the father of thousands and thousands of children; if your ambition is to occupy the Chair of Hermit Studies at the University of Oregon, or to be a ghost in a hot-air balloon, or if you have considered wearing a gorilla mask while having an abortion - CRAZY LOVE is your operating manual. These seventeen achingly funny and hilariously sad stories will give you invaluable advice on how to love, how to be crazy, how to be human." - Ursula K. Le Guin, author of Lavinia and Annals of the Western Shore

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

I almost always have mixed feelings about short story collections, and this one is no different in that regard. There were some stories I just couldn't get into and a couple that made the time I spent reading the book worthwhile. Read full review

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User Review  - Francesca - Goodreads

Disturbing, funny, odd, interesting. So many strange little short stories about love in many different forms. Definitely a book that you can just pick up and read at random, and not all at once! Please don't try, I think your heart and brain would explode. Read full review


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The Cost of Doing Business

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About the author (2008)

Leslie What received the 1999 Nebula Award for her story "The Cost of Business" and the Oregon Writer's Colony Award for nonfiction in 2002 for her essay "Why We Wash the Dead." Her stories and essays have been published in "Asimov's," "Fantasy and Science Fiction," "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet," "Parabola," and "Realms of Fantasy," She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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