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But if you’re looking for pulp western thrills, you also won’t find them. Aug 01, Connie rated it really liked it Shelves: Ten powerful stories by a tough lady. Otherwise this collection of stories fit together as a well written and chosen portrayal of life out West, both past and present.

The writing is beautiful, the dialog is raunchy, the plots are action-packed and the characters are unique and well-rounded. What it’s like to know that your father spent years humping every lost teenage girl in sight, and that you may just may have random siblings out there, twenty years your senior, Spahned Manson pun!

Western Fiction Historical Fiction Category: At 60 pages, this one was almost twice as long as any other tale in the book.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Thomas Grey, who lives out in the Middle of Nowhere, finds the debris of what may have been a wreck and writes to the man whose name and address he finds on some prescription bottles.

Battleborn is Claire Vaye Watkins debut collection of short fiction, set mostly in the U. And there are the townie teenagers who can’t seem to put any distance between them and that blistering hole. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. From the preview of the next HBO Girls episode, it looks like her character, Hannah, writes about her own life Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice.


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She moves through time, such as the story of the two unlucky golddiggers, but also tells tales which, I would imagine, are close to her own life and past and that of her family and friends.

I’ve always thought of Nevada as weird yet magical Around the Year i Aug 20, Richard Thomas rated it it was amazing. With so many souls have been swallowed in its centuries of settlement, Watkins’ desert is more than a dormant backdrop.

However those were as another wrote, ‘Just one dark, sick story after another.

Battleborn, by Claire Vaye Watkins 1 8 Jul 19, Another — Man o War – was an absolute corker, a definite five star story of an old man my age! But what scares me about this particular writer is that she is also a teacher, and what we have absolutely no need of are more collections the inferior quality of this one.

Let yourself fall for characters even when you know they won’t stick around. The author has written ten short stories about folks who are connected to the thoroughly Freudian id city of Las Vegas from the gold miner era to the present, catching all kinds of people who are following their inner desires mostly without any glimmer of the disaster or the hidden corner of their own mind which will soon be exposed, like an ani I cannot help feel both awed at the small magnificence of human nature and the complete foolishness of our self-regard accurately portrayed by Watkins.

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Most of these stories are set in Wat This author shows some definite promise, provided she can manage to sort out her verb-tense schizophrenia. Showing of reviews. So why not turn against each other?: One spirals into madness; the other, a visionary, grows more content as his brother grows more wretched.


Western Fiction Historical Fiction. All parts added up, you wouldn’t expect the whole to come from a young, tenderfoot woman writer.

Set up a giveaway. Several were set in Las Vegas, with girls on nights out being harassed and assaulted or trying to have a good time and not succeeding. It might be the only chance you’ve got of falling for the right one.

Oct 03, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please try again later. The Proper Order Of Seasons.

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At first Grey seeks watkine learn whether Moser survived the accident, but as his letters go unanswered, they become confessional, building in urgency when Grey describes his long-ago shooting of a man who drove a Chevelle.

I’m sure there’s plenty of interesting stories to tell about Nevada and its people – the hardships that they face and the desert, barren landscape that they inhabit. Aug 27, Cynthia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her story is mesmerizing and disturbing: His cigarettes helped mark bagtleborn passage of time, especially on days that seemed all sun and sky, when he scolded poor Milo just to hear the sound of his own voice.