Very Much Like Desire by Diane Lefer
Short Stories (Carnegie Mellon Series in Short Fiction)

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Published June 1, 2000 by Carnegie Mellon Univ Pr.
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lefer can juggle plenty of material at once, at times gaining a symphonic, several-charactered complexity, as in “Mr. Norton’s Wart Hog,” about the illicit lives of an IRS man, though a similar effort fails in “Trompe L’Oeil,” where a man married three times remains unappealing and uninteresting;

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Lefer's socially conscious characters cope with a myriad of contemporary moral issues illuminating their foibles, prejudices and humanity in this deeply moving second collection of stories (after The Circles I Move In).

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“My heart slapped along with the windshield wipers, making ambient contact but no headway,” he says, driving through a fog of Valium, scotch, and oppressive gray skies the color of cardboard, only then seeing a flock of geese turning into a spiral of black smoke.

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