Shape Notes by Dick Robinson

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The sixteen stories in this collection introduce a remarkably diverse parade of characters inhabiting narrative landscapes that range from the comic to the tragic. Most radiate a southern sensibility, though a few reach as far afield as Idaho, Montana, and California. In recognition of the fact that fiction is a collaborative undertaking between writer and reader, and that a narrative come fully "alive" only when it is jointly processed within the alchemy of that partnership, Dick invites anyone who happens upon this collection to join him in the "performance" of these stories.

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Published July 3, 2012 by Bookstand Publishing. 194 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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for example, the gritty tension of a story like “The Laws of Thermodynamics” shifts naturally to the stately, elegiac voice of the collection’s final story, “Thawing Ice,” and in almost every story, the rhythms and extremes of the natural world feature prominently.

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