Something Came Over Me: Stories

Something Came Over Me: Stories

by Eva Murray, Mary Frances Potter, Nathan Everett
     
 

Why did she pack up her car and move cross-country? Drop out of college and return to her hometown? Perhaps she was seized by inspiration, had a Joycean epiphany, was impassioned with love or idealistic zeal. As Cicero wrote, "What moves of itself is eternal, who can deny that this is the nature of spirits?"

In Something Came Over Me, Eva Murray shares ten

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Why did she pack up her car and move cross-country? Drop out of college and return to her hometown? Perhaps she was seized by inspiration, had a Joycean epiphany, was impassioned with love or idealistic zeal. As Cicero wrote, "What moves of itself is eternal, who can deny that this is the nature of spirits?"

In Something Came Over Me, Eva Murray shares ten stories about women in transition and explores what moves them. Crystal follows her husband all over the world as he harvests organs in disaster sites; and Peg drives the back roads of her haunted memories in Amish Michigan, chasing the very daemon that chases her. In "Freelancing in the Land of Gentry," Maureen gets paid to date and write about it--and she's so hungry for cash, she prays he picks up the check. And in "Aftershock," an Afghani soldier risks his life for his adopted America by translating Taliban documents in his war-torn homeland. He throws a lifeline across the globe to his former teacher, who navigates the puerile privileged in San Francisco. Murray's stories render the human heart resilient, surprising; the human character, tender and vast.

"Eva Murray is a rare talent. She has an extraordinary ear for language, and with her gorgeous prose that moves beautifully, reminiscent of Edna O'Brien, her fiction has much to offer readers."

~Karen Regen-Tuero, Glimmer Train author

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490985732
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/12/2013
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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