Bend this Heart: Short Stories
In this stellar collection, Jonis Agee explores all the detours on the crooked road of love. No one is better than Jonis Agee at capturing the bonedeep desire and big-eyed longing of a hardscrabble, smalltown life. This major collection, highlighting Agee's astonishing literary achievements, includes powerful new stories and a comprehensive selection from her critically acclaimed books Pretend We've Never Met, Bend This Heart, A. 38 Special and a Broken Heart, and Taking the Wall. Jonis Agee's stories are as broad as their landscape, spanning the Great Lakes and traveling through the Great Plains on a straight shot to the heart. The New York Times refers to Agee's short fiction as the ..". clear-eyed reports of someone who sees things as they are, not as she would wish them to be" and each story in this collection is raw, deeply memorable, and dedicated to brutally introspective and truthful moments. In Acts of Love on Indigo Road, Agee's characters continue to dream big and love deep while rushign headlong into the awareness that, finally, there are "only the dead to bear witness to what acts of love can do to the world."
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