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4.75  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"LOOK BUSY serves up a series of micro-stories that exist somewhere between the whimsical and the jaded—as though the plays of Sarah Ruhl had swallowed the stories of Lydia Davis. McDermott's prose is sharp, funny and poignant. Most important, the writing rings with honesty and vulnerability... amusing and clever on the first reading, charming and poignant on the second re ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 7th 2014 by Fourteen Hills Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Alexis Leon
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Disclosure: I was gifted this book by a friend of the author. I had to stop about four pages in to get a pencil and start underlining. McDermott manages to pack so much into her 100 vignettes, sparse while somehow still bursting in their 100 words each. I found a story for everyone I know in these pages. I found lines that I want to hand-print and scatter around my home as reminders of my own humanity. I found uncomfortable truths about myself, and truths about life at large which I had been una ...more
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Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Open it anywhere to a fully formed, exactly 100 word story that's hysterical, sad, odd, poignant...I loved them all. ...more
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