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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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456571427
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456571429
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 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: #6,127,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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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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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