Get a Grip by Kathy Flann

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I have two reservations about Flann's engaging stories. "Show of Force" falls a bit short quality-wise, and her brief titles seem unimaginative. Probably readers will overlook these concerns given the author's talent.
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The stories in Get a Grip depict a range of imagined lives. There are Estonian brothers trekking from their blighted neighborhood to a college interview. There’s a TV meteorite hunter in town to search for otherworldly treasure. We meet a widow addicted to physical pain and a successful ad executive who loses all his worldly possessions in one day.  All of the characters work out their struggles in the Baltimore region, channeling, in turns, the area’s charm, its despair, its humor, its self-doubt, its compassion. Get a Grip is a book about who we are when the cameras are off and the phone has died.
 
 

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Published November 15, 2015 by Texas Review Press. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Anthony Bukoski on Feb 20 2016

I have two reservations about Flann's engaging stories. "Show of Force" falls a bit short quality-wise, and her brief titles seem unimaginative. Probably readers will overlook these concerns given the author's talent.

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