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Crazy Water: Six Fictions

Crazy Water: Six Fictions (Hardback)

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In Crazy Water: Six Fictions, Lori Baker pushes the boundaries between truth and reality with curious, tragi-comic results. The imagination is Baker's terrain, and in these stories, pleasant suburban childhoods, family drives, seaside vacations, and an academic's quest for tenure all are strangely warped, yet nonetheless still mirror a world we thought we knew. In these brief pages, boys become dogs, students hide in the molluscan places, and mothers do their best to rescind their unsatisfying children.

"I say things smugly as if I understand them, muses one of Baker's narrators. Indeed, characters and readers alike are undermined in these deft and quirky fictions. Exposing and imploding all of our expectations, Baker shows us how menacing (and funny) the apparently ordinary can be.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: New York University Press Publication Date: 01/03/1996 ISBN-13: 9780814712832  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Lori Baker is a 1986 Trans Atlantic Review Award Winner who lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband, the poet Gale Nelson, and their cat Carlotta. She is currently hard at work on her first novel.

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