Fiction. In CORPOREALITY, Hollis Seamon's latest fiction collection, we meet the cat lady, the professor dealing with a plagiarist while coping with personal hardships, sibling rivalry of the unnaturally cursed kind, the dog that goes beyond everyday dog sense and scent to protect its owners. These are some of the eclectic characters and settings that make CORPOREALITY irresistible and difficult to put down once you've started reading. Like her preceding collection Body Work and mystery novel Flesh, this book is a testament to Seamon's ample gifts as a storyteller.
"Hollis Seamon's CORPOREALITY is a wonderful collection of stories, dazzling and unsentimental, full of everyday tragedies, fairy-tale motifs, and rambunctious, life-affirming characters who stand up to bullies and to fate, whether in a hospice, a flophouse, or a university classroom. It's a feast of language that you won't soon forget."—Alan Davis
|Publisher:||Able Muse Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)|
About the Author
Hollis Seamon is the author of Flesh, Somebody Up There HATES You, and Body Work. She has published short stories in many journals, including Bellevue Literary Review, Greensboro Review, Fiction International, Chicago Review, Nebraska Review, Persimmon Tree, and CALYX. She is a recipient of a fiction fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Seamon is Professor of English at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and also teaches for the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. She lives in Kinderhook, NY.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a collection of short stories. Hollis Seamon has written some seriously unusual, unforgettable, poignant and thought provoking essays about everyday people in unusual circumstances. First there are two young people in their teens dying of cancer then there's the garbage men that find babies in a trash bag and try to save them. There is the cat lady, an agoraphobic, a plagiarist, and also sibling rivalry, possible murder and an incredibly unusual dog. Although the writer has come up with truly unique situations that pique a readers interest, I found myself so depressed reading the stories that I didn't want to continue. That is unusual for me. I like books that make me think, feel and wonder. But Corporeality was just too much packed into each story. If I had been able to know the characters after or lengthen many of the stories out and also have some not so over the top emotions I may have enjoyed it more. Maybe short stories aren't for me.