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All Things Are Labor: Stories

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The enigmatic stories in this haunting collection deal with individuals striving to live outside the dominant American culture--people who do not want to be incorporated, appropriated, or consumed. Their battles are waged on interior and external landscapes, pitting clarity against confusion, faith against fear, the marginalized against the powerful, the passive against th ...more
Paperback, 145 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by University of Massachusetts Press
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Sofia Samatar
In these stories you will find: a thin-boned child with a toad in her mouth; a petty criminal who studied with Harold Bloom; an alien with webbed feet; a landlord who takes over the world; a journal abandoned in a field sometime after the apocalypse.

You will find girls and women who are lovers, fighters, workers and thieves, and the factories and farms that try to hold them. And everywhere you will find the sharp, true voice of Katherine Arnoldi, speaking in a tone that approaches music. Here's
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Pamela Blunt
this is a wonderful very unusual collection of short stories. Arnoldi's voice is unique and poetic.
Dawn
Gorgeous! Clearly influence by the great Tillie Olsen but wholly original.
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