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The Marfa Lights and Other Stories by Mark Paxson
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This collection of sixteen stories by Mark Paxson features ordinary people in extraordinary situations. A disabled kid whose family circumstances change drastically overnight. A guy who has just lost his job. People who discover a parent's secrets while dealing with their deaths. A man who receives a summons he can't ignore. A man who sells ice cream by day and relives terrible events by night. A guy who just has to have a pizza, no matter what. From mundane to creepy to tragic to heartwarming, these stories explore family relationships, desires, memories, fears, and hopes. Paxson's prose is clear and controlled, with believable dialogue and vivid descriptions. The stories range in length from flash fiction to longish short story. Some focus on specific situations while others show characters changing over a longer time period. Almost any reader of literary fiction will find something enjoyable in this collection.
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