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Ampersand: stories

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Winner of the William Rosenfeld Chapbook Prize in 2009 and Richardson's debut chapbook, this volume collects "Crooked," "Rabbit, Rabbit," "Circulation," "Save Money, Live Better," "A Cloud of Elk," "As Serious as Your Life," and "Primavera." Limited edition print.
Paperback, 140 pages
Published 2009 by Hamilton College
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Aug 23, 2009 H rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-short
"I believe / In tongues that tell and hands / That hold, curling around like / Ampersands, connecting."

These stories have a gripping integrity to them; you have to wonder how it's possible the author came up with all of this in her head, because there's no way this was her life and it's all true. But it is. And it's fiction, and it's truth.

The prose is masterful. This writing makes you love the flaws in people. Richardson makes terrific use of synecdoche, using single, focused details to describ
May 24, 2010 hannah rated it it was amazing
Not a bad story in the bunch. Definitely my favorite collection that I've read recently. I feel like it's hard to find short stories that aren't about older people, so I appreciated that this was young. I was also impressed with how natural it seemed for her to write from both a male and female perspective.
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