17th out of 60 books — 4 voters
In these stories by Melissa Pritchard, the past brushes up against the present, the voices of both the sane and the obsessed are heard, and the spirits speaking unbidden through the mouths of some spurn others who desire them most.Some of the men and women in Spirit Seizures dwell contentedly on the surface of life, even making a science or an art of what they see around t...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by University of Georgia Press
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I love this collection of stories. Melissa Pritchard's use of precise, descriptive language opens up a visual world for the reader placing her or him in the center of each story; a witness to the unraveling of lives. The reader is given an up close and personal view of complex and beautiful characters as they struggle with the devastation and mystery of life. We can see ourselves in them and the comparison elicits feelings of loss, sadness, and yet we're left feeling hopeful too.