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Becky Hagenston's debut collection of short stories, is the 2009 winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction that Antonya Nelson, author of Nothing Right and Some Fun, calls "curious, clever, quick, hilarious, and heartbreaking"; Brock Clark, author of An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, says, "Just when you think you've got these characters and their m ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published March 4th 2010 by Press 53
(first published March 1st 2010)
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The stories in this collection are quirky and not worried about realism. The magical elements feel commonplace with the murderers and heartsick characters that fill "Strange Weather." The best story is the opening one, "Trafalgar," which switches between the points of view of a daughter and her mother as they visit London.