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Someone's Uncle: A Story [Kindle Edition]

Alison Espach
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Alison Espach, acclaimed author of The Adults, brings her razor sharp insight and storytelling magic to bear in this entrancing tale.

Product Details

  • File Size: 291 KB
  • Print Length: 25 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (September 27, 2011)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IGYX22
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #877,896 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The essential short story. Read it and re-read it. September 27, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
It has been almost eight months since I first read Alison Espach's novel "The Adults". At the time I remember hoping that it wouldn't be too long before I would be treated to a further offering from her astute pen.

This amusing and entrancing short story does not disappoint. Every word has been carefully crafted to bring the reader right into the tale. Written in the first person we can share the insecurities of the main protagonist as she slowly exposes her growing dissatisfaction with her life. There is much humor in the story and I find the voice like that of an old friend, just a little more grown up since we last met, but with the unmistakable quirky deadpan writing that Ms.Espach does so well.

One should not give anything away about the plot in a short story but I will say the cover photograph is particularly well chosen. This short story is very amusing, beautifully described and in a unique voice. It is a delight to read. I look forward to re-reading it again and again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing short story January 30, 2013
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Someone's Uncle is full of wonderful characterization, interesting observations and an ending that surprises. Fiction that makes you think and feel. What more could you want?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth 20 minutes of your time September 3, 2012
By SuziO
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Someone's Uncle was an interesting short story, but I am glad it was not a full novel. I was glad it was over after 25 pages. The Adults was a much better read.
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More About the Author

Alison Espach grew up in Trumbull, Connecticut, where she lived for most of her life. She earned her Masters in Creative Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, and she now teaches in New York City. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in McSweeney's, Five Chapters, Glamour, Salon, The Daily Beast, Writer's Digest, and other journals. The Adults, her first novel, was selected as a Wall Street Journal Top 10 Novel of 2011, a New York Time's Editor's Choice, and a "Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers" pick for Spring 2011. Her short story "Someone's Uncle" is now available as an e-book for 99 cents.

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