Search Party: Stories of Rescue

Search Party: Stories of Rescue

by Valerie Trueblood

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Search Party: Stories of Rescue by Valerie Trueblood

In the epigraph to this volume, Penelope Fitzgerald tells us: “If a story begins with finding, it must end with searching,” and so we discover each story here to follow the arc of a search, just as each also contains a rescue. What is immediately apparent is that it will be impossible to guess the form this rescue will take or even who it is who’ll require it.

Instead, the astonishingly talented Valerie Trueblood has imbued each story with its own depth and mystery, so rescue comes as a surprise to the reader, who is in intimate sympathy for the soul in extremity. And these are diverse characters whose fates, in lesser hands, might be thought of as hopeless: the fired cop turned security guard, the stolid, 19-year-old nurses’ aide who will not be going to art school, the cynical radio producer who is dying of breast cancer and on a plane on her way to Lourdes.

In these thirteen stories linked by a common transcendent human genius, the writing is confident and clear and original, and often drop-dead stunning, as if the stories are being told by the most casually eloquent among us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619021495
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 07/16/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Valerie Trueblood is the author of the award winning Seven Loves and the extraordinary earlier collection of stories, Marry or Burn. She lives in Seattle.

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Search Party: Stories of Rescue 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is poorly written. The reader feels as tho theyare iin the middle of a pipe dream.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dnt know ughh. My heart seems to b playing tug a war with u two