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Asleep Awake Asleep by Jo-Ann Bekker
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Jo-Ann Bekker's stories are carefully crafted. They take you on a journey into our recent history and into the personal. The writing is taut, nimble, a joy to read.
My favourite ones are the very short flash fiction pieces like Displays, Candlelit and Profile, and the micro fiction grouped together in Alphabetically, reminiscent of Lydia Davis.
Divided into six sections: a prologue, epilogue and nine stories grouped together thematically, the stories deal with modern life at the southern tip of Africa. Throughout runs an empathetic awareness of the 'other'.
First person, second person and third person stories populate a collection that is a worthy read. I recommend you take the plunge.

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Reading Progress

August 31, 2019 – Started Reading
August 31, 2019 – Shelved
August 31, 2019 – Finished Reading

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