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By Susan Straight

Susan Straight’s beautiful debut: a suite of brief fiction a few hardscrabble city whose population try and reconcile their outdated methods with a few disconcerting new ones  

These fourteen interconnected tales happen in Rio Seco, a fictional urban in California in accordance with the author’s native land of Riverside. With its fire-prone mountains, palm bushes, and pig farms, the languid velocity of lifestyles in Rio Seco has the distinctive air of the South, and certainly the various town’s older citizens hail from Mississippi. yet regardless of a colourful experience of neighborhood, either young and old are hemmed in through poverty and strife. kids fight to outlive shootings, siblings are misplaced to cigarettes laced with embalming fluid, and older family members are driven out in their houses to make manner for improvement. With exemplary compassion, directly brings those characters’ tales to searing life.  

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