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Posted April 22, 2001
The prose is succinct. The images are tight and new and tearing, and the characters will not leave your head for days. While Heather Sellers' collection of short stories gets off to a slower start (the first piece is more useful for the sense of place and time it gives the reader), the rest is phenomenal. From the first paragraph of its second piece, Spurt, to the end of the collection (and you'll not wish for it to end), you will be caught in the mind and world of Georgia. It's a wonderful place to be -- not a 'perfect' wonderful, or an 'ethereal' wonderful, or even a 'happy' wonderful. It's a real, sink-your-teeth in wonderful. Georgia's thoughts and observations reflect that wonderful, paradoxical, adolescent mix of altruism, paranoia, and self-obsession. She stares at her legs on the reflective surfaces of meat counters, is afraid that her hair is molding, and is in love with a boy named Oscar. She is everything that I was at her age and would never, if you asked me, say that I was, but I love her for it. I love her for her faults, for her daydreams, for her tiny mental victories, and for her inability to love any one member of her family more than another.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 24, 2011
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