At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom: Stories

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Knopf, 1990 - 137 síđur
The stories in Hempel's new collection follow people through crises and emergencies, waiting for the moment that would snap them out of their seeming lives, yet frequently cut off from meaning in the end. A housewife in "Under No Moon" is mysteriously bent on seeing a comet, but in a minor comedy of errors fails to do so. The earnest and foolish young mother in "The Center" attempts to sponsor a destitute child, all the while behaving with the self-serving zeal of a super-yuppie consumer. In "The Harvest," a narrator reconstructs, then deconstructs, the events leading up to and following a motorcycle injury that leaves a lasting psychological wound. ISBN 0-394-57174-6: $17.95.

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A book of short stories always brings with it the possibility of intriguing titles, and there are several grabbers in this collec tion. In "The Most Girl Part of You,'' one watches Big Guy, a kind of ... Read full review

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