Rowing to Eden: Collected Stories

Amy Bloom has long been regarded as a master of the short story form Here, her brilliance shines across two decades and than twenty five stories From the bereaved widow who finds unexpected comfort in Sleepwalking , to the matchmaking shrink in Psychoanalysis Changed My Life from the teenage girl furious at her dying mother in Hold Tight to the transgressive lAmy Bloom has long been regarded as a master of the short story form Here, her brilliance shines across two decades and than twenty five stories From the bereaved widow who finds unexpected comfort in Sleepwalking , to the matchmaking shrink in Psychoanalysis Changed My Life from the teenage girl furious at her dying mother in Hold Tight to the transgressive lovers of The Gates Are Closing from the married friends irresistibly drawn to one another in William and Clare to the brave and heartless girl in Permafrost these are stories brimming with life and grief, erotically charged and beautifully crafted.
Rowing to Eden Collected Stories Amy Bloom has long been regarded as a master of the short story form Here her brilliance shines across two decades and than twenty five stories From the bereaved widow who finds unexpected comfort in

  • Title: Rowing to Eden: Collected Stories
  • Author: Amy Bloom
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Rowing to Eden: Collected Stories”

    1. This was my first taste of Amy Bloom, after hearing wonderful things about her novel Lucky Us (currently reading). I enjoy short stories a lot, but have become used to a more elusive, open-ended and incidental, if I may slightly misuse the word, style of short-story writing that seems to be common, at least among Australian writers of the literary short story. Bloom's stories are narratively and structurally reasonably straightforward and conventional, but the stories and characters are anything [...]

    2. Officially obsessed. I will be seeking out everything! What a spectacular collection of incredibly flawed, formidable characters with haunting personas and stories. I cringed and cried and laughed and had to put the book down and pick it up after three deep breaths on a few occasions. Do it. Be reminded we are all in this crazy drama together.

    3. I can only add to the weight of positive things I've already said about Amy Bloom's writing. I only wish I had found her sooner in my reading life and I could have introduced her to my reading friends earlier. She is a treasure and a writer of stories which engage from the first sentence. She has challenged my long-held view of the short story. Each of her fine stories is so perfectly wrought and so engrossing (a much over-used word I know - how about absorbing, enmeshing, mesmerizing), that you [...]

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