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We Know What We Are

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  24 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
In We Know What We Are, worlds are made, torn apart, drowned. The stories go small: a girl ties a ribbon on a present. The stories go big: a war is raged against the evening sky. The characters in these thirteen short short fictions find themselves in less-than-desirable circumstances. They know their plights. They acknowledge their situations. They give in. They overcome. ...more
Paperback, 36 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by Rose Metal Press
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Brandon Will
I love Mary Hamilton's writing -- the best way I can explain what I love about it is that sometimes it takes you right into someone's mind, right with their emotions, their feelings, their histories, the things they have to live with, while they do things you have no control over. Kind of like if you Quantum Leaped (like on the show) into someone else's body, but they didn't leap out (like on the show), you just leaped into them being in their body, so then you were there in their body with them ...more
Jac
Aug 18, 2010 Jac rated it it was amazing
When you read these, you think, "I wish I could read that for the first time again," but then you read them again, and you realize, "Oh, they get better every time." So, ya know: you should own this, so you can do that.
Nik Korpon
Sep 11, 2010 Nik Korpon rated it it was amazing
Beautiful, scary, lonely and funny. And lots of NIGHT COURT and Huxtable goodness.


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Kimberly Ann
Mar 25, 2015 Kimberly Ann rated it it was amazing
Great flash fiction work-- makes sense this won the (first-ever, I believe?) RMP short short chapbook contest! The one about the scarecrow was super good/ my fave.
Ben
Aug 19, 2010 Ben rated it really liked it
The collection is filled with blasts of sometimes surreal short fiction that is equal parts obsession, an ode to freaks and outsiders, sadness and celebration of pop culture as a filter for all that bangs around Mary's head.
Zachary
Oct 15, 2010 Zachary rated it it was amazing
I know what Mary Hamilton is and she knows what you are and we all don't know what we would do without this book.
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