Secret lives: stories
Catherine Browder's second story collection is characterized by its striking range of narrative voices. In "Silver Maple, " a sheriff's wife is jailed for threatening a work crew preparing to cut down her beloved maple; in "Pizza Man, " a Ukrainian emigre learns the hard way about the perils of his new delivery job; and in "Fusada the Archer, " an American woman married to a Japanese businessman apprentices herself to a traditional archer.
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