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Short stories with a broad vision,
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This review is from: Binocular Vision (Kindle Edition)
I had never read anything by Edith Pearlman until a review flagged her up as "possibly the best writer you have never heard of."
I think that may be no exaggeration. Each story creates a whole world with economy, involving the reader in that world and in the lives of the central characters. Often I was reluctant to leave them behind as the story ended.
Some of her characters may have unusual choices to make, yet it is always possible to identify with them and their dilemmas.
Her prose is unfussy, precise, on occasions magical.
I intend to reread - one day.