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Buffalo Steel

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  2 reviews
After growing up under the twin specters of the shuttered Bethlehem Steel plant and the cross-topped spires that shadow the dreams of its residents, Buffalo Steel finds its narrator setting off to seek her own spirit, away from the forces that forged her. Firmly grounded in the historical and cultural context of the Queen City, this lyrical journey explores how a child rai ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published October 3rd 2013 by Black Rose Writing
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Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of the most powerful lines in the whole book was "I had to find my own fulfillment, my own church, my own steel. Lizz Schumer's engaging and powerful story intersects faith, the power of community, and the perils of finding one's identity. I was mesmerized by her tale and identified with the role of religion and how it creates the person we are and the person we become. This story also shows the importance of returning to our roots. I highly recommend this book.
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A fascinating, experimental series of little stories and vignettes that tackles difficult themes ranging from questioning certain aspects of religion to anorexia and the thin line between often blurred by alcohol. Abstract narrative. Very powerful, quick read. Had the privilege of hearing earlier drafts of this finished piece at Goddard. Great work.
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