Rutting Season

Rutting Season An intimate sparkling collection of stories by a debut writer about girls behaving badly and families on the brink of collapse In these lucid sharply observant stories Mandeliene Smith traces the l

  • Title: Rutting Season
  • Author: Mandeliene Smith
  • ISBN: 1501192701
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An intimate, sparkling collection of stories by a debut writer about girls behaving badly and families on the brink of collapse.In these lucid, sharply observant stories, Mandeliene Smith traces the lives of men and women in moments of crisis a woman whose husband has just died, a social worker struggling to escape his own past, a girl caught in a standoff between her mot An intimate, sparkling collection of stories by a debut writer about girls behaving badly and families on the brink of collapse.In these lucid, sharply observant stories, Mandeliene Smith traces the lives of men and women in moments of crisis a woman whose husband has just died, a social worker struggling to escape his own past, a girl caught in a standoff between her mother s boyfriend and the police A lively and insightful collection, Rutting Season is dark, humorous, and moving, filled with complex characters who immediately demand our interest and attention.In What it Takes, a teenage girl navigates race and class as the school s pot dealer The Someday Cat follows a small girl terrified of being given away by her neglectful mother Three Views of a Pond is a meditation on the healing time brings for a college student considering suicide And in Animals, a child wrestles with the contradictions inherent in her family s relationship with the farm animals they both care for and kill In barnyards, office buildings, and dilapidated houses, Smith s characters fight for happiness and survival, and the choices they make reveal the power of instinct to save or destroy Whether she s writing about wives struggling with love, teenage girls resisting authority, or men and women reeling from loss, Smith illuminates her characters with pointed, gorgeous language and searing insight Rutting Season is a

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    1. The blurb mentions in the vein of Marilynne Robinson This is not like Marilynne Robinson It s not even in the same universe as Marilynne Robinson.DNFThe stories are all surface and no depth In cases where I ve encountered this before, like Vampires in the Lemon Grove, there was beautiful prose to keep me entertained Rutting Season is missing the beautiful and poetic writing I immediately forgot what the first story was about before starting the second story Characters are stereotypes mor The blu [...]


    2. I was the lucky recipient of an advanced uncorrected proof of this title, thanks be to chance.Regrettably, most of the stories in this collection did not appeal to me as they were all about people dealing with one of the lowest points in their lives up to the point we meet them in It was too much down for me to handle.That being said, I found the first story, Mercy , very moving Centered around a woman whose husband has recently unexpectedly passed away, the manifestations of her sorrow a I was [...]


    3. Rutting Season is a collection of short stories I received the book through Giveaways It is about a variety of heavy topics from dealing with the loss of a spouse to the difficulties of working in Child Protective Services The topics covered in the stories were, for the most part, interesting I think there was some real potential in the stories I would have liked to have read full novels from some of these stories However, I was rather disappointed in the characters I didn t fi Rutt [...]


    4. Short story fans know that sometimes the best way to read a collection is to dip in and out not to read the whole book at once That s true for this slim volume of seven stories Smith s characters are women or girls who are dealing with challenges and loss Some of this feels detached, which is no doubt due to the writing style At the same time however, there are some terrific lines Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC Choose this one for a debut by a writer to keep an eye on.


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