The Long and Short of It by Pamela Painter
(Series in Short Fiction)

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Dealing in divorce, abortion, motherhood, and Chinese concubines, Pamela Painter weaves twenty-five tales concerning topics that generally require a longer format than the short story. Painter's abstractions, however, allude to a denser tale, daring her reader to come inside the story. The stories mostly focus on women, but explore the fragile, inner sides of dozens of carefully drawn characters.

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Published February 1, 1999 by Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr. 221 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Some of the former are models of concision and punch, like ""The New Year,"" a page-and-a-half tale of a fleeing husband, or ""The Bridge,"" a glimpse of a woman who may or may not have thrown a baby over the iron railing.

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After reading Daughter Of The Wind, I will probably find myself listening when the wind howls around the eaves or whispers through the live oak leaves to discover whether it is voices I hear.

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