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Hurricane Season: Stories from the Eye of the Storm Paperback – October 1, 2001

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"Twelve taut, driven stories...An impressive debut, full of crisp images, sparks and heat, but also essential human dignity..." -- Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2001

About the Author

As the daughter of an air force pilot, Karen Bjorneby grew up in various parts of the United States and Europe. She studied social thought at the University of California at Irvine. Her short fiction has appeared in various literary quarterlies and received a special mention in the Pushcart Prize vol. XXIV; her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Iris, Literal Latté, JAMA, and The Threepenny Review. Karen lives in San Francisco where she is working on a novel.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570718539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570718533
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,040,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Karen Bjorneby has a major talent for clear and intense writing, which makes for extremely compelling stories about people who want things badly but who are dealing with forces far bigger than the circumstances of their own lives. These stories remind me of Dorothy Allison's writing; they're honest and straightforward and they don't shy away from the emotions that churn just below (or above) the surface. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fresh, engaging and unsentimental new voice in contemporary fiction.
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By A Customer on February 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
These stories were wonderful -- thought provoking, with interesting and original descriptions. Surprising endings, or were some of them beginnings? The plots derive from the characters, all of whom are struggling to make sense of their emotions, thoughts and surroundings. Ms. Bjorneby's voice is rich in intelligence, depth, and nuance. A great read.
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A great collection of interesting and highly entertaining short stories. These aren't the usual short stories you might expect to find, but rather they tug at the heart strings while at the same time fully engaging the readers mind. You'll spend many enjoyable nights reading through this delightful collection.
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