Backbone: short stories

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Milkweed Editions, 1985 - Fiction - 125 pages
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User Review  - amydross - LibraryThing

Quirky small-town stories that don't quite work the way short fiction is supposed to, but keep you turning pages nonetheless. I particularly liked the one about the necrophiliac. Masterful use of setting to inform character and narrative. Read full review


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About the author (1985)

Carol Bly is the author of many books, including the story collection "My Lord Bag of Rice", the essay collection "Letters from the Country", & a book about writing short fiction, "The Passionate, Accurate Story". Bly currently teaches Ethics-in-Literature at the University of Minnesota. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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