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This slim volume of short stories is utterly bewitching.  It's delightful from the beguiling title to the beautiful passages contained therein. Skibsrud reads like the best storytellers out there. 

The longer I write this blog, the more that I realize how much I enjoy short stories.  I love reading just parts of a persons life, getting just a glimpse of what their reality is.  It also allows one to audition an author to see if you want to commit the to a longer story.  I definitely would like to commit to Skibsrud's other works. 

One particularly haunting piece that I've thought about since putting the book down is called "The Limit" and it's about a divorced man and his teenage daughter. The difficulty that they have connecting feels palpable and made me feel that I knew what it would be like to be a divorced man with a teenage daughter. 

 


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