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Elsie's World [Paperback]

Walter Bjorkman
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January 31, 2011
Welcome to Elsie’s World, a place rich in color and setting, one that will break your heart and make you laugh in a single paragraph. A place where Walter Bjorkman makes characters come alive and linger long after you've turned the last page.

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About the Author

Walter Bjorkman is a writer born in the cauldron of time and place that was post-war Brooklyn, New York. He has been published on-line and in print in over 30 publications.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456571427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456571429
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.9 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,059,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Walter Bjorkman resides in the foothills of the Adirondacks. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, he later lived for 20 years in Miami, FL. He received a BA in English Literature in 1970. His poems, flash fiction & short stories have appeared in over 30 online and print publications. He writes in sporadic outbursts of creativity, then retires to observe until the next one erupts. His work covers eclectic territories, from college attending root vegetables to semi-autobiographical work. Big fan and player of acoustic blues guitar, Piedmont style his greatest influence. He has one son, Donovan, off in Europe creating his own bio.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Hauntingly Poetic April 7, 2013
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Whether it's a cabbie sharing egg creams with a prostitute a couple nights a week or the girlfriend of a sailor coming to terms with his infidelity, the stories in Walter Bjorkman's Elsie's World are both hauntingly poetic as they are intriguing and profound vignettes of tormented souls and somber life altering, life defining moments. The language is rich and vivid which immediately reminds one of DeLillo, Pynchon, or Dybek. These stories permeate into your consciousness and soul to stay with you long after you read them. Savor each story before moving onto the next one. Feel its power and allure. Enjoy the richness of the written word and the worlds that Bjorkman shares with us in this collection. You won't be disappointed that you did.

Jeffrey Miller,
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5.0 out of 5 stars A BOOK UNLIKE THE REST... September 30, 2012
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This book shook my timbers. It's very real and has a lot of the Raymond Carver and Horton Foote aspects in the way the stories spill out with truth and a lot of dark sadness, but also with a hopeful aspect, that life can be better than we think. I highly recommend Elsie's World to all who love a solid story collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Voice and Truth August 6, 2013
By J. Knox
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There are writers who write what they don't know, and I don't care how good the writing is, I can spot these writers by the distance I feel from their stories and characters. Elsie's World was written by a man who knows, who sees, who spins art from pure grit. Or else, he has me fooled. Either way, these characters come alive, disturbing and beautiful and real. My only gripe with Elsie's World is that I wanted more.
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