Characters on the Loose: Stories

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Graywolf Press, 1997 - Fiction - 142 pages
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Much anticipated, Characters on the Loose showcases the range of Janet Kauffman's talent. Included are the gritty and grounded characterizations that brought her recognition with Places in the World a Woman Could Walk and her extraordinary and highly original skill with language that marks her more recent work.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Fifteen pieces from a veteran writer (The Body in Four Parts, 1993; Obscene Gestures for Women, 1989, etc.) that only sometimes get under the skin or into the heart. Kauffman gathers up symbols in a ... Read full review


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Kauffman here continues to employ the innovative prose that made her previous writings (e.g., The Body in Four Parts, LJ 9/1/93) so enticing. Aptly named, this collection is less about place than ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Janet Kauffman grew up on a tobacco farm in Pennsylvania. She now works her own farm and teaches in Michigan. She is the author of three works of fiction, "Obscene Gestures for Women," "Collaborators," and "The Body in Four Parts" and two books of poetry, "The Weather Book" and "Where the World Is," "Collaborators" and "The Body in Four Parts" are both available through Graywolf.

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