Trailer Girl and Other Stories

Terese Svoboda (Author)
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Description

"I talk like a lady who knows what she wants" is how the vagrant begins her story in "Trailer Girl". As she struggles to rescue what she says is a wild girl hiding in the gully, the neighbors become more certain than ever that the child is imaginary -- until there's a murder. Stark and disturbing, "Trailer Girl" is the story of cycles of child abuse and the dream to escape them.

In "Psychic", a clairvoyant knows she's been hired by a murderer, in "Leadership" a tiny spaceship lands between a boy and his parents, in "Venice", a woman performs the Heimlich maneuver on an ex-husband, then flees by gondola, and in "White", a grandfather explains to his grandson how a family is like a collection of chicken parts. Frequently violent, always passionate, these often short short stories are full-strength, as strong and precise as poetry.

Product Details

Price
$28.95
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
February 09, 2001
Pages
244
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.87 X 8.84 inches | 0.96 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781582430850
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About the Author

Terese Svoboda has published nine books of prose and poetry, most recently Tin God, and her writing has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Paris Review. She lives in New York.