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I bring sorrow : and other stories of transgression
I bring sorrow : and other stories of transgression
Abbott, Patricia (Patti), author.
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Short stories. Selections
Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : PolisBook, 2018.
Physical Description:
251 pages ; 22 cm
"A collection of extraordinary, riveting and thought provoking stories from Edgar and Anthony award nominee Patricia Abbott that explore the dark side of human behavior. A daughter finds a way to save a mother who no longer knows her name. A father eases his grief through an act of kindness that few will judge kindly. A savvy realtor closes her deal in an unexpected way. A society of women fares little better than their forebearers. An uxorious husband finds the limits of his love. These and more stories will bring you into the deepest, darkest corridors of the heart, leaving you breathless with suspense and in awe of the incredible story-telling ability of Patricia Abbott."--Back cover.
On Pacific Beach -- Scrapping -- A kid like Billy -- Pox -- Is that you? -- Won't you pardon me? -- Um peixe grande -- Doe in headlights -- Mad women -- The Annas -- What Baghdad did to us -- Burned the fire -- Ten things I hate about my wife -- I bring sorrow to those who love me -- A lamb of god -- The higher the heels -- They shall mount up -- Are you going to take care of this guy? -- We are all special cases -- The cape -- How to launder a shirt -- My social contracts -- Stark raving -- Old friends -- Fall girl.
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