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Road of Five Churches: Stories

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Published January 1st 2006 by Rain Mountain Press
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Jul 08, 2008 Pamela rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Just superb. Dickinson channels an extraordinary range of women characters in a way that is almost terrifying--except that it's so beautiful. Many of these stories are, in fact, terrifying. Dickinson is drawn to stories of women on the margins of society and women in particularly female forms of peril. There's a young fundamentalist Christian overwhelmed by almost continuous pregnancy, an Eastern European sold into the sex trade, a black mother whose son is ensnared by a mob intent on lynching h...more
I feel so strongly about this book of stories that even though I don't write 'official' reviews, I'm going to write one of this book and see if I can get it published somewhere--it's that good, and deserves that much attention. These are stories about women in desperate situations and how they deal, in short, but it's much more. Lyrical, evocative, hard-bitten, lovely, they make me feel as I understand the world a little bit better.
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