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I Go to Some Hollow

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Fiction. In her debut collection of fifteen short stories, Amina Cain makes ordinary worlds strange and spare and beautiful. A woman carves invisible images onto ice, a pair of black wings appears in front of a house, and a restless teacher sits in a gallery of miniature rooms. As Miranda Mellis describes, "The revelatory pleasure and hope [in these stories] emanate from an artistry driven by ethical desire." "I highly recommend reading I Go To Some Hollow", says Bhanu Kapil, "because of what it teaches you ...
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Fiction. In her debut collection of fifteen short stories, Amina Cain makes ordinary worlds strange and spare and beautiful. A woman carves invisible images onto ice, a pair of black wings appears in front of a house, and a restless teacher sits in a gallery of miniature rooms. As Miranda Mellis describes, "The revelatory pleasure and hope [in these stories] emanate from an artistry driven by ethical desire." "I highly recommend reading I Go To Some Hollow", says Bhanu Kapil, "because of what it teaches you about love, and the relationship between love and writing." I GO TO SOME HOLLOW is published as part of the TrenchArt: Tracer Series, with an Introduction by Bhanu Kapil and collaborative visual art by Ken Erhlich and Susan Simpson.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934254097
  • Publisher: Les Figues Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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Amina Cain writes stories that revolve quietly around human relationality, landscape, and emptiness. She is also a curator and a teacher of writing/literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as 3rd Bed, DENVER QUARTERLY, La Petite Zine, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA PROJECT, and Action, Yes.
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Table of Contents

Introduction / Touch Me

Black Wings 4

Homesteading 10

A Body Walking Through Space 16

Something I Never Finished 28

Two-Dimensional War 36

Tide Pools 42

In the Sugar Patches 48

At a Brother Sister Conference 56

Watching a Bird Fight As Person 64

Paper Dragon 72

Aviary 80

And Went Inside 84

Bluff is a Lamb 90

Nothing is There 98

I Go to Some Hollow 104

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