Bending Time: Short Stories by Stephen Minot

By Stephen Minot

Manipulation of time is a habitual subject matter in Stephen Minot’s moment number of tales. the 1st 4 tales, subheaded “Time and Memory,” care for characters whose belief of the realm is skewed. Kraft, a social historian, turns into so attracted to a girl from a less complicated period that he virtually loses his carry on fact; Fern, at fifteen, struggles to deal with refined, alcoholic adults who reside some time past; Malvina, a mom of 2, unearths herself in the course of a wide relatives amassing with out being solely certain who those humans are.

the second one staff, “Time in Exile,” specializes in americans dwelling in Europe as political and social exiles. those tales supply a vibrant glimpse into that international of yank expatriates who've been pressured to bend either time and position for purposes of judgment of right and wrong or necessity.

The tales within the concluding part, “Time within the American City,” all care for city survival. sometimes comedian, yet constantly critical in subject matter, those tales pay tribute to the range and flexibility of yank urban dwellers. Mike-O returns to Boston for a trip together with his stylish ex-wife and her new lover; Blair, a U.S. Senator in Washington, copes with a long-absent and hugely self reliant son, Dennis, and struggles to make feel of his creative good fortune in Venice, California.

All 12 tales have seemed in significant periodicals, one being integrated in either the O. Henry Prize Stories and The most sensible American brief tales collections.

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