By Louise Hawes,Jeffrey C. Stewart
In Anteaters do not Dream and different Stories, Louise Hawes deftly portrays enthusiasts on the finish in their endurance, marriages at the verge of decline, young ones reeling from abuse, and fogeys devastated via loss.
But lots of those tales have a sardonic, funny part in addition: within the identify tale, a jaded architect learns to take his dream existence extra heavily whilst a feminine co-worker threatens his profession. In "Mr. combine Up," a mom turns into infatuated with the clown at her son's birthday celebration. In "My final Indian," a menopausal lady is going local. And in "Salinger's Mistress," a tender girl lies approximately having an affair with J. D. Salinger. . . till Salinger himself calls her at the telephone!
Whether Hawes's protagonists are wealthy or terrible, male or woman, younger or outdated, their voices are convincing, diversified, and human. With equivalent parts of wit and pathos, Anteaters do not Dream and different Stories is a flexible assortment through a striking prose stylist.
Louise Hawes is a author and instructor dependent in Pittsboro, North Carolina. She is the writer of The Vanishing Point, Rosey within the current Tense, and different novels.
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