The Sorrows

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Stephen F. Austin State University Press, Feb 2, 2020 - Fiction - 186 pages

Gary Fincke's The Sorrows explores the human dynamics, gone wrong and right, of family, of loss for women who never "said they needed their husbands to come back from the dead," of the ghosts that populate the world. There are filthy people in the world of sorrows, collecting porn and drinking beer; racist and sexist, dangerous and blind despite the disasters. Yet, the grotesque often brings the saints through the darkness to redemptive light, and Fincke is adept at guiding his reader toward such consolation. After all, the reader is "someone who needed me. Or, at least, a presence, a voice."

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About the author (2020)

Author of The Out-of-Sorts: New and Selected Stories and winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the Elixir Press Fiction Prize for earlier collections, GARY FINCKE has published thirty-four books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction.

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