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River Teeth by David James Duncan
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Mar 14, 12

bookshelves: fiction, nonfiction, shorts
Read in March, 2012, read count: three

“Music is just a word for something we love largely because it consists of things that words can't express. Likewise, the heart is just a word for something in us that music sometimes touches." And these stories are precisely the same sort of thing, river teeth that linger, a bit of language here and there lost in love, the moment that stretches on. They're the best of Duncan's formidable gifts when they're on, these words, and they're of the same stock as our most pungent experiences, too - the moments that stick and sink and soar and keep us awake sometimes in the wee hours of a morning. I'd say more, if I knew what to say.

[5 stars for the stories that are so perfectly complete. Which isn't all of them. But is certainly enough to warrant five stars.]
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