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Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories
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Joyce (joyceann17) | 47 comments Mod
Ok. So this is the quickest read so far. Finished it in less than 5 minutes, and, I thought, hey I could write a story like this, too - the history of my life in scars, inside and outside. This is what I love about Alexie - it's so easy to relate AND sometimes so quick to read.


Cady | 15 comments Mod
I like this prompt too, mapping our bodies, our bodies as proof of where we've been, what we've experienced.

I'm curious to hear from others about this one, it is tough yet sensitive, and yes - the shortness of the story leaves more to be said, or imagined by the reader.


Teresa (tvadakin) | 8 comments Mod
Alexie's ability to pack that much into a story of that size deserves admiration. For an author to master the short story is a feat in itself and Alexie does that.

This story had humor, sadness, revenge and forgiveness all rolled up into a little package.


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