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By Rose Marie Kinder

ISBN-10: 0472031066

ISBN-13: 9780472031061

ISBN-10: 0472115235

ISBN-13: 9780472115235

"[Kinder] writes with the x-ray imaginative and prescient of a Sherwood Anderson, and with the perception of a Freudian analyst, an interpreter of goals, in language that may be to boot fitted to the normal folktale or the native land newspaper as to poetry of the French surrealists. here's a number of brief fiction for our instances: a replicate held as much as the homely information, reflecting again to us the wild insides."

---Laura Kasischke, MLFA judge

"I learn A Near-Perfect Gift from begin to finish with out preventing, and, while i ended, chanced on myself sitting in my darkened place of work, infused with an unforeseen feel of peace."

---Eileen Pollack, MLFA judge

The tales in A Near-Perfect Gift revolve round the frequently hardscrabble small-town existence in a single rural village. like every different group inhabited by means of the human race, it is a position the place the banal and the unbelievable coalesce, a spot with its percentage of universal tragedies and unusual madmen: a few howl on the moon, whereas others grow to be heroes. There are the 2 outdated girls down the road who may be witches and has to be exorcised, and the fellow who plucks chickens for a residing. it truly is in the perimeter of this offbeat microcosm of the area that probably small questions---often the type that kids ask, bobbing up from a kid's imagined realizing of the way the grownup international works---assume an eerie portent: used to be snake underneath the woodpile? may a pregnant bat climb out of a gap within the floor? The solutions by no means stop to surprise.

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