By Susan Straight

Susan Straight’s beautiful debut: a set of brief fiction a couple of hardscrabble city whose population attempt to reconcile their previous methods with a few disconcerting new ones  

These fourteen interconnected tales ensue in Rio Seco, a fictional urban in California in accordance with the author’s place of origin of Riverside. With its fire-prone mountains, palm bushes, and pig farms, the languid velocity of existence in Rio Seco has the exact air of the South, and certainly some of the town’s older citizens hail from Mississippi. yet regardless of a colourful feel of neighborhood, either young and old are hemmed in via poverty and strife. kids fight to outlive shootings, siblings are misplaced to cigarettes laced with embalming fluid, and older kinfolk are driven out in their houses to make approach for improvement. With exemplary compassion, immediately brings those characters’ tales to searing life.  

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