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Fiction. After the breakup of a long-term relationship, forty-something Caroline Traeger must put her life back together. Left alone with her seven-year-old daughter, she desperately searches back through her life for an explanation for her personal failure. Through stories of her adventurous past, she explores love, desire, commitment, and loneliness, comparing her own ch ...more
Paperback, 137 pages
Published August 19th 2009 by Spuyten Duyvil (first published January 1st 2009)
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Steph
Feb 22, 2010 Steph rated it really liked it
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No Perfect Words is a rythmic, flowing stream of consciousness that quite masterfully overlaps several culminating experiences in the protagonist's life. Searching for meaning in past events, past loves, this confessional prose probes, yet does not attempt to answer, the meaningfulness behind dysfunctional relationships and broken people. It simply allows them to exist, and imparts the sense of emptiness that these relationships inevitably leave behind while their hearts search for another body, ...more
A'mee
Feb 20, 2010 A'mee rated it liked it
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I feel like I'm not quite qualified to review this book, quite honestly. It's a very different style than I am used to, and I found it hard to follow in places, although I believe that to be intentional. The story is told through flashback, and through the telling of other stories which merge and flow together. The language is elegant, even when it is coarse, and paints a clear picture of the settings, which are both common and exotic. With the narrator addressing her ex-husban
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Amanda Yanez
Feb 17, 2010 Amanda Yanez rated it really liked it
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Interesting storytelling! The book skips around some. It's not a cohesive narrative...very similar to how it feels when you are trying to weigh your own emotions in your mind. I liked how the main character projected her feelings and traits into the characters of the stories she creates.

Very different! Very creative!
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Feb 19, 2010 Georgiann Hennelly rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful book .Written in short story form.Touched on a wide range of emotions, fears and dreams from the main characters view point.
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