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!Read Book ß Flesh and Blood ½ From the author of the best selling, Giller nominated River Thieves comes a heartbreaking and masterful collection of short fictionWith uncommon elegance and compassion, Michael Crummey has created a community of exiles, characters estranged from their home, from their families or, just as often, from themselves Set largely in the small Newfoundland mining town of Black Rock, but straying as far west as Vancouver and as far east as China, these stories are subtle, stark portrayals of people alternately looking for or trying desperately to escape their place in the worldA young boy confuses love and allegiance, then stumbles into the complexities of adulthood a brother and sister fall in love with the same woman a frustrated wife protests her husband s neglect by going on strike with the miners union a lover s drug habit reunites a woman with the sister she has lostAnchor Books is proud to publish an expanded edition of Michael Crummey s brilliant collection Flesh and Blood, which includes three original stories written just for this edition Graceful, affecting, and generous of spirit, these stories are unforgettable Touch Not the Cat Giller nominated River Thieves comes a heartbreaking and masterful collection of short fictionWith uncommon elegance and compassion The Charmer’s Box Michael Crummey has created a community of exiles The Charmer’s Box: Poetry characters estranged from their home Red Roots (Vampire Empire, from their families or What to Do Until Love Finds You: The Bestselling Guide to Preparing Yourself for Your Perfect Mate just as often Rizal Beyond the Grave: A Reiteration of the Greatness of the Martyr of Bagumbayan from themselves Set largely in the small Newfoundland mining town of Black Rock The Velvet Years: Warhol's Factory, 1965-67 but straying as far west as Vancouver and as far east as China Last Words of Saints and Sinners: 700 Final Quotes from the Famous, the Infamous, and the Inspiring Figures of History these stories are subtle Sineater stark portrayals of people alternately looking for or trying desperately to escape their place in the worldA young boy confuses love and allegiance Winters Heat (Omega Boys, then stumbles into the complexities of adulthood a brother and sister fall in love with the same woman a frustrated wife protests her husband s neglect by going on strike with the miners union a lover s drug habit reunites a woman with the sister she has lostAnchor Books is proud to publish an expanded edition of Michael Crummey s brilliant collection Flesh and Blood Dahlia Black which includes three original stories written just for this edition Graceful Dahlia Black affecting Dahlia Black: A Novel and generous of spirit The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness these stories are unforgettable His short stories are as stark and desolate as the Newfoundland mining town in which they are set Despite that, I found the book to be moving and full of humanity. 4.5 Crummey is fast becoming one of my favorite authors, and although this doesn t quite hit the heights of his Sweetland , it is still a terrific collection of his short stories, a format I don t usually much enjoy These stories have a few interconnections kind of like Strout s new Anything is Possible , which it reminded me of , and all but one take place in the tiny mining town of Black Rock, Newfoundland the one exception concerns an ex pat from there, living in China Crummey started 4.5 Crummey is fast becoming one of my favorite authors, and although this doesn t quite hit the heights of his Sweetland , it is still a terrific collection of his short stories, a format I don t usually much enjoy These stories have a few interconnections kind of like Strout s new Anything is Possible , which it reminded me of , and all but one take place in the tiny mining town of Black Rock, Newfoundland the one exception concerns an ex pat from there, living in China Crummey started his literary output as a poet, and that certainly shows in the lyrical quality of his prose, which is often astonishing beautiful There are a few clunkers, hence the 4.5 rating instead of a full five.Be aware that there are TWO different editions the one with the illustration of the house contains three additional stories, that are amongst the best in the collection but has amundane cover than the gorgeous Lutz Dille photograph gracing the truncated one I wound up buying copies of both in order to get the additional stories both editions are OOP and carry a hefty price tag on the secondary market , but the first one is a signed edition so I m satisfied A series of short series about the people of Black Rock, NL, a mining town, and the often disfunctional lives they lived Michael Crummey was born in Buchans, an actual mining town and has probably drawn on happenings from his boyhood there and in Wabush on the Labrador coast, which still has active mining.My goodness, he sure knows how to draw the reader into his characters At times I felt as though I knew them personally Another good read andto come. right off the top i feel the need to confess short stories are something i really struggle with as a reader i tend to come away from reading them feeling as though something is not complete wait that s it or, alternately, i spend a lot of time going what the what just happened so i totally realize i have a shortcoming in this department but i am working on it.i approached crummey s collection optimistically i love him seriously and i held hope that his beautiful use of langu right off the top i feel the need to confess short stories are something i really struggle with as a reader i tend to come away from reading them feeling as though something is not complete wait that s it or, alternately, i spend a lot of time going what the what just happened so i totally realize i have a shortcoming in this department but i am working on it.i approached crummey s collection optimistically i love him seriously and i held hope that his beautiful use of language and evocation of place when writing would draw me in completely while there were many stories i liked a lot in flesh and blood i am left wishing i loved itmy fault, i know i give the book 4 stars for the writing my own overall enjoyment of the collection isaround 3 stars which PAINS me to my core to say about crummey s work.i loved the settings and the glimpses at mining life during the industry s decline crummey is terrific at the nuances of family and community both of which are important in these stories i also liked how the location of black rock recurred, along with a character or two cropping up in different stories i definitely appreciated the continuity in these instances.i do suspect i will be thinking about a few of the stories for quite some time in particular, the measure , featuring nurse maggie dawe