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Award-winning author Collin Kelley ("Conquering Venus" and "Remain In Light") explores his Southern roots with this collection of four short stories set in the town of Cottonwood, Georgia. A devoted maid recalls the hijinks surrounding her employer's death from a brain tumor in "How Fanny Got Her House," while a teenage boy comes to terms with his sexuality during an unexp ...more
Kindle Edition, 57 pages
Published August 28th 2012
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Grady
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If you've never read any of Collin Kelley's poems or sampled his mystery/suspense novels (`Remain In Light ` and `Conquering Venus'), then you may not be ready for the very raw, genuinely atmospheric stories presented in this collection of four short stories titled KISS SHOT. But whether these stores are an introductory appetizer or a hefty portion of dessert for those who know his work, this is a set well worth reading.

Kelley understands the South as well as Tennessee Williams,
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Debra
Kelley's short stories are gritty and fast-paced. He is particularly good at establishing a strong sense of place. I only wish there were more stories.
Laura Ellen
Fun, fast reads. I wanted to be more cynical about Kelly's South, but the stories were irresistible. The bath water was cold by the time I got out.
Jason Pettus
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

Regular readers will of course remember Collin Kelley; I was a fan of part one of his "Venus" trilogy, 2009's Conquering Venus, in which an American school chaperone in Paris stumbles into a mystery involving young gay hustlers and aging '60s radicals, and then became an even bigger fan with part two, 2012
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Deepak Sharma
I was in mood of reading short stories and I found this for free on amazon.

The stories are different genre and different themes
I was not exactly enthralled by reading the stories.
I liked Only one story and other i just read for the sake of finishing the book.

I give this book 2/5
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Jennifer Gibbons
These stories are wonderful and heartbreaking, stories about people who live in the dark but they are trying no matter what to see the light. Kelley's characters are heartbreakingly real and true. I'm hoping that other stories from Kelley will come soon!
Martie Nees Record
Four short stories that are raw and genuine going into the minds of young southern inhabitants. Very thought provoking.
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Collin Kelley is the author of the American Library Association-honored poetry collection Render and the mystery/suspense novels Remain In Light, a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction and 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award, and Conquering Venus, both of which are now available in brand new editions from Sibling Rivalry Press. He is also the author of the Amazon exclusive eBook of s ...more
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