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Filter House Paperback – August 1, 2008
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"Filter House" is aptly named for the structure a minuscule sea creature secretes around itself and that filters the sea for the creature's food. Food, dwelling, the implied hearth and heart that is fed--all these describe Shawl's stories. Her characters are closely observed, and gain quick traction in the friction of the real.
The real, here, is animated, alive, and Shawl's sentences weave a rhythm that gives voice to (secret?) desires--for divine intervention, for allies and challengers in rocks and trees, for love and imagination to be made simple and practical. Her stories' trajectories are wonderfully entertaining but her sentences are magical. With dialog and observation, Shawl manages to frequently prick through the veil between reader and writer, bringing her characters alive in a delightfully synchronous world.
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So good! And so different from anything I've read before. Each story in this collection is like a new book but the Shawl's voice carries through it all beautifully.Published 15 months ago by Jessy
Very well written! I enjoyed reading her short stories very much. Her stories have intriguing plots and characters that I could connect to. Image rich and emotionally meaningful. Read morePublished on June 2, 2014 by Kassie Koledin