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Nine loosely connected, hypnotic stories about memory and desire showcase one of fiction's bright new voices.
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Skibsrud’s narrators, whether quiet, tormented men or quiet, somewhat credulous women, tend to be as undefined as their settings. Her strongest stories seize on this ambiguity, transforming into something like parable.Read Full Review of This Will Be Difficult to Exp... | See more reviews from NY Times
Such colourful variety enlivens the book, enhancing the power of the recurring motifs that drive This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories. Despite some dry moments, ultimately the collection is an effective meditation on how to exist in a world full of other people...Read Full Review of This Will Be Difficult to Exp... | See more reviews from National Post arts
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