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Stillness: And Other Stories

Stillness And Other Stories The war in the Balkans provides the striking backdrop for these emotionally resonant morally challenging and uplifting short stories Brkic s collection gives voice to people caught in situations bey

  • Title: Stillness: And Other Stories
  • Author: Courtney Angela Brkic
  • ISBN: 9780312422561
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • The war in the Balkans provides the striking backdrop for these emotionally resonant, morally challenging, and uplifting short stories Brkic s collection gives voice to people caught in situations beyond their control, as man, woman, and child struggle to survive and understand what it means to live beyond those you love A man trapped in a cellar a sniper overlooking aThe war in the Balkans provides the striking backdrop for these emotionally resonant, morally challenging, and uplifting short stories Brkic s collection gives voice to people caught in situations beyond their control, as man, woman, and child struggle to survive and understand what it means to live beyond those you love A man trapped in a cellar a sniper overlooking a city street a young woman whose father is convicted of war crimes Each character challenges the reader s notions of conflict by living lives of surprising self awareness, deceit, and courage.

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    1 thought on “Stillness: And Other Stories

    1. I agree with all the positive comments of others but I would stress that the book's value is not only, or even mainly, in its thematic content on the horrors of war in general or this war in particular. The stories are also worth reading just because of their haunting, usually understated windows into the inner lives of people in extreme stress. The tone is pretty much one of despair and emptiness throughout--don't go here looking for inspiration or heroism. Endurance and survival are the most t [...]

    2. A solid collection of short stories about the importance of memorialization in the face of trauma and impermanence. Vaguely reminiscent ofThe Things They Carriedin its use of an authorial stand-in, its structural principles, its commitment to remembering atrocity, and its faith in the reconstructive power of storytelling.

    3. Brkic uses a political, economic, and social crisis to tie this book together. The aftermath of the former Yugoslavia create an immediate emotion of despair in these stories from Bosnia and Croatia. From a separated Croatian family to a Serbian sniper to an unfed and abandoned zoo, this collection explores the holistic effects of war, while offering insight into a complicated conflict that most people do not bother to understand.

    4. Odd and depressing. Not that I don't love the knowledge that comes with reading true stories, but these were just plain odd.

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