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A Web of Stories by Brent Robison. The Principle of Ultimate Indivisibility weaves together the disparate lives of ordinary people as they stumble through tiny everyday epiphanies on their way from confusion and loss toward redemption. With structures both traditional and experimental, these thirteen linked stories explore the bonds of family...the impacts of religion...ou ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published June 22nd 2009 by Bliss Plot Press
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Cheryl Anne Gardner
Sep 18, 2009 Cheryl Anne Gardner rated it really liked it
I can’t really express how much I enjoyed this book. I love experimental storytelling, and I love spiraling interconnected narratives. You definitely get both in this book, from traditional tales of woe and hope, to Aesop’s fable styled flash fiction, but no matter the technique, the writing is uncomplicated and yet extraordinarily aware of its surroundings. The stories are crafted so subtly that even the most interpretive reader will find them thought-provoking and challenging. I found the stor ...more
Jim
Nov 28, 2010 Jim rated it really liked it
There is some truly thought-provoking writing here. There ought to be. This is a collection that goes back twenty years. Almost all the stories have been published in various journals so I’m not sure how purists will fare trying to pick fault with this book by pointing out that it’s been self-published. These stories are being republished and the production here excels many books I’ve read of late from traditional publishers. This is a quality product. It feels good in one’s hand. My only quibbl ...more
Nicole
Jun 21, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful story collection, featuring strong characters brought to life by beautiful, evocative writing that never crosses the line into the pretentiousness that can drag down literary short stories.

I look forward to reading the book again to see how all the characters connect -- a character who has a background role in one story may be the main character of another story, and Robison does a great job of weaving these separate lives together. Highly recommended.
Kelly
Nov 13, 2010 Kelly rated it did not like it
Couldn't finish it. There are to many other things I would rather read. I had to force my self to get half way through it. On to better things.
Susan Price
Mar 20, 2010 Susan Price rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written short stories, from a unique angle. Top-notch writer.
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Brent Robison emigrated west to east in the 80s and is now rooted in the Catskill Mountains of New York state. He has over 25 years’ experience writing professionally for a wide variety of corporate clients, and his journalism has appeared in several regional publications. As a fiction writer, he is a former participant in the Writer’s Studio in New York City as well as other workshops. His short ...more
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