by Kelly Magee
Largely set in the South, the eleven stories of Body Language guide us into the hidden worlds of the culture wars. The people in these stories belong to the fringes of society, struggling for an identity and a place to belong.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 19th 2006 by University of North Texas Press
(first published 2006)
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Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, this collection of short fiction is not what I was afraid it would be--earnest, semi-good, overworked fiction on similar subjects--the kind of thing that the University of North Texas would give a new writer 1000$ for. Instead it was surprising and disturbing and funny and sad, with many voices being represented--I like it when women can write believable men, women etc..Lots of Ohio here, bomb threats, a pretty nice apocalypse, strange messed up kids, s...more