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Nothing Right: Short Stories

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Antonya Nelson

*Starred Review* A recent divorcée in “Shauntrelle,” one of 11 stellar stories collected here, remarks that it is the “season of uncertainty and drifting identity, of upheaval and limbo, flying ashtrays and painkilling drugs.” … see full wiki

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Author: Antonya Nelson
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
2 reviews about Nothing Right: Short Stories
review by . January 16, 2009
Antonya Nelson knows how to pack a punch, and that's extra clear from her latest short story collection. The characters crackle off the pages with telling, humorous and biting details. These are all stories you don't want to end, even as you're delighted to move on to the next one. Fabulous!
review by . January 08, 2009
Antonya Nelson is a talented writer with a host of impressive publishing credits and awards, a fact which gave me pause as I considered my reaction to this collection. "Am I missing something?" swam around in my thoughts.    The collection is aptly titled for its unrelenting tales of uncomfortable relationships, death, lies and characters constantly failing those around them or engaging in illicit affairs. Only one of the stories, "We and They," much moved me, triggering that …
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