By Ellen Gilchrist
From a countrywide ebook Award–winning “master of brief fiction,” a suite of “sharp, humorous and insightful” tales (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
3 middle-aged girls trigger on a holiday in Italy, yet are sidelined alongside the way in which through terrorist job. In post-Katrina New Orleans, an aged couple makes a final attempt at independence from caretakers and infirmities. those brief tales and others, from the acclaimed writer of Victory Over Japan and A risky Age, function characters facing forces past their keep an eye on, but in some way coping with to triumph—even if simply in spirit.
“Reading Ellen Gilchrist is addictive . . . Her new paintings is stuffed with solid those that express fortitude or even heroism below duress . . . during this age of edgy irony, her warm-hearted view of humanity is refreshing.” —NPR
“The tales in Acts of God are nice postcards from the realm of Ellen Gilchrist. It’s an international of battle and strife and surprises, and it truly is, definite, incredible to behold.” —The manhattan instances publication Review
“Gilchrist is at her top while the wry and satirical temper moves her . . . and it’s a excitement to document that the easiest of the tales in Acts of God rank with the simplest in her first assortment and in her second . . . for which she was once presented a genuinely-earned nationwide booklet Award.” —The Washington Post
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