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The Prisoner Pear: Stories from the Lake
The twelve stories in The Prisoner Pear: Stories from the Lake take place in an affluent suburb of Portland, Oregon, but they could be taken from any number of similar enclaves across the United States. These stories infuse stark reality with occasional hints of magical realism to explore what the American dream means to twenty-first-century suburbanites. In a city where t ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published December 12th 2005 by Swallow Press
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there were a couple of interesting stories but most were not that good - some bizarre. the author lives in Portland and the stories are related to the Portland area which was an interesting part for me but wouldn't be that interesting to others unfamiliar with the area. one story was about Mormons - it appeared that the author grew up as a Mormon and the slant on the story was negative so that disappointed me. i do not recommend it for anyone.
I was attracted by the cover art, and the author is cute too! Each story is prefaced by an actual (and strange) police report from Lake Oswego, Oregon. The author then crafts a story which includes an explanation of the police report, but doesn't necessarily end with it. Very interesting, and imaginative.