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"Lenzo's first collection subtly explores the racial tensions of changing suburban Detroit. The stories are at their best when they capture protagonists unwittingly crossing boundaries to find themselves in literal and metaphoric confrontations. For instance, in 'Stealing Trees' two white teenagers who steal and transplant trees are stopped by a carload of black teenagers who shatter their illusion of suburban safety. While Lenzo has a knack for zeroing in on these moments, the characters and lives surrounding the incidents tend to remain underdeveloped as if you were reading a draft that needs working over. The writing, at times spare and precise, is at other times plodding and filled with wooden dialogue. Despite the flaws one is thankful for a sympathetic eye willing to tackle these issues." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877456117
Author:
Lenzo, Lisa
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Location:
Iowa City :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Michigan
Subject:
Detroit
Subject:
Detroit (Mich.) Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
City and town life -- Fiction.
Subject:
Detroit (Mich.) Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Iowa Short Fiction Award
Series Volume:
no. 18
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.5 x 0.7 in

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