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 through loss.
But lots of those tales have a sardonic, funny part besides: within the name tale, a jaded architect learns to take his dream lifestyles extra heavily while a feminine co-worker threatens his profession. In "Mr. combine Up," a mom turns into infatuated with the clown at her son's party. In "My final Indian," a menopausal girl is going local. And in "Salinger's Mistress," a tender lady lies approximately having an affair with J. D. Salinger. . . until eventually Salinger himself calls her at the cellphone!
Whether Hawes's protagonists are wealthy or negative, male or lady, younger or previous, their voices are convincing, diverse, and human. With equivalent parts of wit and pathos, Anteaters do not Dream and different Stories is a flexible assortment by means of a notable prose stylist.
Louise Hawes is a author and instructor established in Pittsboro, North Carolina. She is the writer of The Vanishing Point, Rosey within the current Tense, and different novels.
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