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By Rose Marie Kinder

ISBN-10: 0472031066

ISBN-13: 9780472031061

ISBN-10: 0472115235

ISBN-13: 9780472115235

"[Kinder] writes with the x-ray imaginative and prescient of a Sherwood Anderson, and with the perception of a Freudian analyst, an interpreter of goals, in language which may be besides fitted to the conventional folktale or the native land newspaper as to poetry of the French surrealists. here's a choice of brief fiction for our occasions: a reflect held as much as the homely info, reflecting again to us the wild insides."

---Laura Kasischke, MLFA judge

"I learn A Near-Perfect Gift from begin to finish with out preventing, and, while i stopped, came across myself sitting in my darkened workplace, infused with an unforeseen feel of peace."

---Eileen Pollack, MLFA judge

The tales in A Near-Perfect Gift revolve round the frequently hardscrabble small-town lifestyles in a single rural village. like every different group inhabited by means of the human race, it is a position the place the banal and the unbelievable coalesce, a spot with its proportion of universal tragedies and unusual madmen: a few howl on the moon, whereas others become heroes. There are the 2 previous women down the road who could be witches and has to be exorcised, and the guy who plucks chickens for a residing. it's in the perimeter of this offbeat microcosm of the area that probably small questions---often the type that youngsters ask, coming up from a kid's imagined figuring out of the way the grownup international works---assume an eerie portent: used to be snake underneath the woodpile? may perhaps a pregnant bat climb out of a gap within the flooring? The solutions by no means stop to surprise.

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