Ride the Tortoise, by Liesl Jobson
Experimenting with the narrative structure by crafting together snapshots, this short story collection touches upon topics as diverse as anorexia, cleaning the oven, the terror of losing a child, exile, infidelity, and desire. Using panache and hypnotic honesty, it traverses the terrain of loss and fear, yet retains elements of quirky humor and sly surprise. Told from the perspectives of a policewoman, an art teacher, an athlete, a bassoonist, a lover, and a mother, these stories are erotic, edgy, and wise.
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