Why the Long Face?: Stories
Fiction. Fifteen stories, at once playful and serious, simple and layered, familiar and not. Gertrude Stein and Buffy the Vampire Slayer track down the bridal party to save a Las Vegas wedding. An ambivalent geneticist disappears himself in Texas scrub country. A five-year-old in search of her lost mother walks a high-wire between her home and her lesbian neighbor's. These are stories about people yearning for connection with each other, with themselves, with whatever lies beyond.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - smichaelwilson - LibraryThing
Most short story collections are usually a grab-bag; some good, some bad, some obviously just included to fill out the page count. Why the Long Face? is the exception to the rule. Maclean's collection ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
Ron MacLean works along the borders of experimental fiction in many of the stories in this collection. Reality comes and goes. That’s not bad – there’s a freshness in these stories, a sense of ... Read full review