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- Print Length: 107 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CU8QSAG
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- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
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Long Stories Short Kindle Edition
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He offers us a microscope with which to peer into the lives of others, past and present. Billions of minds and moments, fleeting fears and desires - this is what Long Stories Short reminds us of, that all around us, as we are perceiving, there are others perceiving too. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows describes this as "Sonder".
"Sonder n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own--populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness--an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you'll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk."
Long Stories Short for the briefest moment in time zooms in one of these lives, gazing deeply into the inner life of someone who would usually be opaque to us. The gaze shifts rapidly, moving quickly between time, place and circumstance, each scene collapsing fluidly into the other.Read more ›
Marc Nash pushes the limits of language, not a word is wasted, forcing the reader to think about what they are reading, demanding a response to the words. Images conjured up are often surprising, sometimes disturbing, occasionally funny. Marc is adept at looking at situations from a different angle, making the mundane into something strange and exciting, or treating the extra-ordinary as an everyday occurrence. So, a neon cowboy can live and dream, or a jailbird can solicit a macabre love token.
Marc Nash continues to challenge perceptions with this third collection of flash fiction.
I really like his covers.