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A current of longing runs through twenty-two short stories by Oregon writers. As the characters strive for connection, they make mistakes, reach out to the wrong people, and recalibrate their lives based on what they desire, whether or not it's attainable — or even a good idea. A shy pyromaniac takes a chance on love. A young woman hands her decisions to a man she's never met. An abandoned father and son struggle to pull a stump from the stubborn ground, the town wailer loses her voice after her mother's death, and a cloudless Oregon sky triggers a trip for a final goodbye. Editor Liz Prato has curated a powerful collection of smart, funny, sad, exquisite stories about the losses that shape our lives.

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"I love this book like I love the ocean. The Night, and the Rain, and the River gets under your skin and travels your body from the first page. Each story brings you to the edge of your own heart, or life, or death, or gut grabbing laughter, and as the stories accumulate, you slowly realize you've been allowed into a world. These writers will mark you for life; remember their names. We are nothing without each other." Lidia Yuknavitch, author of Dora: A Headcase

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"Like the varied and verdant landscape of the Pacific Northwest, the stories in The Night, and the Rain, and the River will make you gasp and grow your heart. Sweet cheating boyfriends, hopeful drunk drivers, angry little sisters, inept sincere fathers, even a lonely goose, all are portrayed with exuberant complexity in their quests for love. These stories offer up bright light in our often overcast skies." Natalie Serber, author of Shout Her Lovely Name

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ISBN:
9780988265752
Author:
Prato, Liz
Publisher:
Forest Avenue Press
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Product details pages Forest Avenue Press - English 9780988265752 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I love this book like I love the ocean. The Night, and the Rain, and the River gets under your skin and travels your body from the first page. Each story brings you to the edge of your own heart, or life, or death, or gut grabbing laughter, and as the stories accumulate, you slowly realize you've been allowed into a world. These writers will mark you for life; remember their names. We are nothing without each other."
"Review" by , "Like the varied and verdant landscape of the Pacific Northwest, the stories in The Night, and the Rain, and the River will make you gasp and grow your heart. Sweet cheating boyfriends, hopeful drunk drivers, angry little sisters, inept sincere fathers, even a lonely goose, all are portrayed with exuberant complexity in their quests for love. These stories offer up bright light in our often overcast skies."
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