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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  1 review
"Parkinson’s prose flows with a subtle, musical rhythm that only prose can achieve, and then rarely... Every sentence, every sentence, is exquisite."--Debrah Lechner, Hayden's Ferry Review

"Aimee Parkison most often begins softly, slowly stripping away each layer of social interaction to get at what is numinous and frightening and necessary about living in the real world. T
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by BOA Editions
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I think I did Aimee Parkison a disservice by reading her collection alongside Jhumpa Lahiri’s Interpreter of Maladies and Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns. The latter two books are grounded in ordinary, every day struggles made extraordinary by the authors’ prose and the the significance of migration, cultural change, and the human capacity to adapt and grow. In comparison, Parkison’s stories are like distorted mirrors in a carnival funhou
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