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Eleven women confront dramas both everyday and outlandish in Caitlin Horrocks' This Is Not Your City

In stories as darkly comic as they are unflinching, people isolated by geography, emotion, or circumstance cut imperfect paths to peace - they have no other choice. A Russian mail-order bride in Finland is rendered silent by her dislocation and loss of language, the mother of a severely disabled boy writes him postcards he'll never read on a cruise ship held hostage by pirates, and an Iowa actuary wanders among the reincarnations of those she's known in her 127 lives. Horrocks' women find no simple escapes, and their acts of faith and acts of imagination in making do are as shrewd as they are surprising.

©2011 Caitlin Horrocks (P)2021 Scribd Audio

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Love love Caitlin Horrocks

Am in the process of listening to all her volumes and will be listening to them again and again. Such a perceptive, creative writer, always able to surprise the listener/reader. Her stories are thought-provoking and touching, deeply human and yet some have a surreal quality that gives them even more depth. A truly accomplished writer. Listening to her stories makes me wish I could take classes with her!