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Army of One

4.6 of 5 stars 4.60  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"There are plenty of folks who should be in the Army of One, she decided, but never find the courage to enlist. Instead, they wait around to be drafted, resenting their friends and families for taking up so much of their time, and accumulating a vast porn collection or a novel in a drawer. She’d been one of those people. They’re the ones who are strangely chipper at funera ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Otis Books/Seismicity Editions
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Review by Marc Weingarten

Sarbanes, the author of the quietly devastating and mordantly funny collection Army of One, is a writing professor at CalArts; the school’s Web site notes that she specializes in “theory of narrative.” I’m not sure what that means, but after you read her collection, it’s clear that she’s got some compelling ideas about story and plot and is not afraid to put them into practice.

Sarbanes likes to break up her compact stories with elliptical blocks of text, thereby helping
For 215LitLadies - a witty and delightful collection of short stories, each one well crafted and complete. Honest and imaginative, quirky, funny, critical, and contemporary.
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