What begins with bird by Flournoy Holland

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An investigation of family relationships and a detailed study of language and rhythm. Holland brings deep tension to her characters while paying close attention to the lyric of her sentences.

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Noy Holland is the author of two collections of short fiction, What Begins With Bird (FC2), and The Spectacle of the Body (Knopf). Her stories have appeared in The Quarterly, Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Ploughshares, Open City, NOON, and others. She is an Associate Professor in the MFA program for Writers and Poets at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she co-directs the Juniper Initiative. She is married to the writer Sam Michel. They live in a quiet hill town with their two young children.
Published October 1, 2005 by Dzanc Books. 167 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Second collection of stories from National Book Award nominee Holland (The Spectacle of the Body, 1994).

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Though the dank, tremulous underside of motherhood and familial love is the ostensible subject of this daring but distancing collection of six stories, its real focus is the electric force of langu

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