By Louise Hawes
In Anteaters do not Dream and different Stories, Louise Hawes deftly portrays enthusiasts on the finish in their persistence, marriages at the verge of decline, teenagers reeling from abuse, and oldsters devastated by way of loss.
But lots of those tales have a sardonic, funny part besides: within the identify tale, a jaded architect learns to take his dream existence extra heavily while a feminine co-worker threatens his occupation. In "Mr. combine Up," a mom turns into infatuated with the clown at her son's celebration. In "My final Indian," a menopausal lady is going local. And in "Salinger's Mistress," a tender girl lies approximately having an affair with J. D. Salinger. . . till Salinger himself calls her at the cell!
Whether Hawes's protagonists are wealthy or bad, male or woman, younger or previous, their voices are convincing, assorted, and human. With equivalent parts of wit and pathos, Anteaters do not Dream and different Stories is a flexible assortment by means of a striking prose stylist.
Louise Hawes is a author and instructor established in Pittsboro, North Carolina. She is the writer of The Vanishing Point, Rosey within the current Tense, and different novels.
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