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People with Holes

People with Holes Hailed as magic realism at its finest Fowler s stories reveal the small but essential truths that motivate sex love and tragedy in relationships Previously compared to Franz Kafka Shirley Jackson

  • Title: People with Holes
  • Author: Heather Fowler
  • ISBN: 9780982991381
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hailed as magic realism at its finest, Fowler s stories reveal the small but essential truths that motivate sex, love, and tragedy in relationships Previously compared to Franz Kafka, Shirley Jackson, and the love child of Joyce Carol Oates and Angela Carter, Fowler s voice flips in tone and cadence in ways that delight her readers Whether in museums of solitude, airpoHailed as magic realism at its finest, Fowler s stories reveal the small but essential truths that motivate sex, love, and tragedy in relationships Previously compared to Franz Kafka, Shirley Jackson, and the love child of Joyce Carol Oates and Angela Carter, Fowler s voice flips in tone and cadence in ways that delight her readers Whether in museums of solitude, airports of dreams, archers fields, freak shows, urban cafes, or the cottages of dwarves, her stories explore love s inevitable consequences Fowler s unique visions are thought provoking, with a touch of feminist sensibility, and shot through with quirky and laugh out loud humor.

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    1. One day, when I am president (note to self: run for president), my first order of business will be giving this author the praise and acclaim she deserves. With an international publishing contract, so the entire world can see that beautiful, brave storytelling is alive and well in America. Until then, you guys are going to have to help me campaign.

    2. Normally I am not a fan of short stories. But this collection was masterfully done. Maybe I just needed something different but the themes of love and sex and magic were beautifully woven with emotion. Glad I picked it up on a whim.

    3. Heather Fowler is the author of the story collections, Suspended Heart (Aqueous Books, 2010), This Time, While We’re Awake (Aqueous Books 2013), and Elegantly Naked in my Sexy Mental Illness. She received her M.A. in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University. Heather Fowler is the hardest working writer I know. Her work is hard to classify. It has been called magical realism, new wave fabulism, amd Kafkaesque, all of which come close to fitting the bill but fall short of proper esti [...]

    4. “People With Holes,” is a potent collection of magic realism that weaves the tragedy and deception in relationships, the holes of humanity and pulls all that subterfuge to the surface. Holes are actual holes on people that are visible, rooms become home to our scars, heads can be cut off of bodies and carried around, people shrink, turn into various animals, a museum of solitude holds all memories, a boyfriend’s belly is a flat screen of ocean the narrator can swim into while another’s p [...]

    5. Heather Fowler’s stories are full of sex and magic. That sounds flowery, but in this San Diego writer’s hands, it’s anything but.In the title story of her new collection, People with Holes, published by Pink Narcissus Press, the sexually frustrated protagonist is upset that her lover refuses to let her explore the hole that has suddenly appeared in his elbow. She complains, “You use my holes all the time.” People with Holes is packed with sudden transformations. A woman dating a hunter [...]

    6. Heather Fowler takes the mundane subjects of modern narrative in the age of memoir and thinly veiled roman a clef--relationships, sex, the way they fit together in the world--into an imaginative magical realist territory. The best stories (and there are only a few in this large collection that fall flat) are imbued with a combination of mystery, magic and sensuality that will keep you up at night, ready to read just one more. The title story alone, with its amazing treatment of the way we withho [...]

    7. This book is not for everyone. Rather, it's for those who don't mind an author who will take & shake her by the shoulders & shout, "Don't you see what's going on here?!" It speaks unapologetically of the tribulations experienced by women alone and by women in relationships, using magical realism as a powerful tool. You will love this book and/or hate it, but I promise that you will never forget it.

    8. This book, oh this collection of magical feminist stories, is to be savored and bewildered by. Here's my review at Necessary Fiction: necessaryfiction/reviews/P

    9. I first heard Heather Fowler read at AWP 2016, in a panel on magical realism, where she read excerpts from "With The Silence of a Deer" - where a women wakes with a stag's head for a head. A woman with a hunter for a boyfriend, who finds she can't speak with this deer's head, who has to write down on paper "I'm hungry. Please don't shoot me," before she bends over the yard to eat grass. The comparison - predators/prey - is apt for the entire collection. Each tale explores a coupling, drawing cle [...]

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