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In 60 flash fictions, The Laws of Average celebrates the insanity of falling in love, the absurdity of playing by the rules, and the stupidities of discontent that ensnare us all.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 2014
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Naomi
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been struggling to articulate my thoughts on this book, but have yet to make it past my initial response, which I humbly offer as something akin to a review:

This book fucked me up. But, like, in the best possible way.
Nicole
These stories weave in and around each other in ways that took me about a chapter and a half to figure out, but once I figured out how to approach reading these, every new intersection was a delicious little surprise. There is so much packed into these often miniscule pieces--relationships are a significant theme, how they build and grow stale and collapse in on themselves, how they can also be fresh and simple. Family, self-doubt, cycles.

The chapters themselves are cycles repeating throughout t
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Pedro
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Stunningly well-written short stories that intertwine effortlessly with one another. One of the best books I read all year.
Shilo
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I unique set of stories, some heart breaking, others hilarious, a few mindbogglingly intimate. I loved this book full of "whatnottery".
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Trevor Dodge's work has appeared in The Butter, Hobart, Golden Handcuffs Review, Gargoyle, Gobshite Quarterly, Golden Handcuffs Review, Notre Dame Review, Natural Bridge, Great Jones Street and many others. He is the author of three collections of short fiction, the most recent of which is He Always Still Tastes Like Dynamite. He lives in Portland, OR and can be found online at www.trevordodge.com ...more
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“There is a love I have for you but I will not allow you to have it. You want it too much.” 0 likes
“It will happen instantly, by the way, when you see the years on her and reach for her hand anyway, in a kinetic moment that preludes and rationality whatsoever. You will be afraid of how she interprets this, and you will worry, and the two of you will talk through it, and there will be more moments that defy rationality, more moments than you can imagine, moments that build an entire castle upon an entire world that precludes the very act of thinking.” 0 likes
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