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Gorge: Pure Slush Vol. 4

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a novel in stories, 33 writers weave stories about a beachside restaurant, its customers and the people who work there, all in one action-packed, hunger-filled, testosterone-fuelled, hormonally crazy afternoon and evening
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 25th 2013 by Lulu.com (first published December 1st 2012)
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Brendan
Aug 26, 2015 Brendan rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
I like the concept, even if the execution is a bit rough in spots. There's a good mix of introducing new characters and developing familiar characters from chapter to chapter. Some of the stories work well as stand-alone pieces, others merely function to move the larger story along. Sexy in places, humorous in others, and sad as well.

I think it would have worked better with half the stories / authors and double the length of each story. As it is, it seemed too many times the author was going for
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Guilie
Aug 26, 2015 Guilie rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
There's plenty of "novels in stories" around these days--Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her comes to mind--but this one has a unique edge: the voices of the multiple (33!) writers, which--and kudos to the editor for this--have been left intact. How do 33 voices tell a single story? The short answer is they don't--*gorge* is as rich in story lines as it is in characters. But here's the thing: instead of the cacophony of a Sunday afternoon in a Mexican town zócalo, the result here is eloquent. ...more
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