Overview

The fourteen stories in this dazzling collection continue acclaimed author Lauren B. Davis' exploration into her characters' psychological landscapes, and ensure her reputation as a writer of razor-sharp intellect and deep compassion. Weaving these stories together is the notion that what one wants and what one needs is not always the same thing: a tale of a heartbroken father coming to terms with the drug-overdose death of his son; a child who must choose between the safety of her mother's controlling ...
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An Unrehearsed Desire

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Overview

The fourteen stories in this dazzling collection continue acclaimed author Lauren B. Davis' exploration into her characters' psychological landscapes, and ensure her reputation as a writer of razor-sharp intellect and deep compassion. Weaving these stories together is the notion that what one wants and what one needs is not always the same thing: a tale of a heartbroken father coming to terms with the drug-overdose death of his son; a child who must choose between the safety of her mother's controlling overindulgence and the wider, more dangerous world; a young girl outsmarting a pedophile during what she calls "the summer of naked men"; to a brilliant but socially awkward woman who deals with betrayal by taking on the persona of a bear....Davis hits the nail on the head each and every time.
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Bev Sandell Greenberg
“Davis's passion for her characters makes them achingly real… spare, elegant prose… powerful and suspenseful…Davis writes with a stunning clarity and economy of words. Her keen ear for dialogue is also evident. Her fly-on-the-wall accounts scratch beneath the surface, revealing each character, warts and all. In the words of the late American writer David Foster Wallace, "fiction is about what it is to be a human being." Davis does much to affirm that statement.&#x201d
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012179159
  • Publisher: Lauren B. Davis
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 237
  • Sales rank: 1,167,550
  • File size: 166 KB

Meet the Author

Lauren B. Davis’s new novel, OUR DAILY BREAD, will be published in September, 2011. She is also the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, THE RADIANT CITY, a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize; and THE STUBBORN SEASON, chosen for the Robert Adams Lecture Series; as well as two collections short stories, AN UNREHEARSED DESIRE and RAT MEDICINE & OTHER UNLIKELY CURATIVES. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards and she is the recipient of two Mid-Career Writer Sustaining grants from the Canadian Council for the Arts. Lauren reviews books for THE GLOBE & MAIL and THE LITERARY REVIEW OF CANADA, leads monthly SHARPENING THE QUILL writing workshops in Princeton, New Jersey, and teaches creative writing at the A.C. Wagner Correctional Facility, For more information, please visit her website at: www.laurenbdavis.com
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