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Her Kind of Want (Iowa Short Fiction Award)

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Set mainly in the small towns of Alabama, the stories in Her Kind of Want ache with the relentless longing of the poor, struggling, usually discarded southern women who tell us their lives—lives that seem to revolve around men whose only presence is their absence.

Bebe, Luna, Melly, Little Hula, Dena. These are just a few of the women we meet in Jennifer Davis's award-winning collection. Women who married too fast, had children too young, and drink too much. Yet beneath their unpolished exteriors, these women are flesh and blood, and their wants and needs are as severe and deep as any.

Davis's characters relate their stories in voices as complex and raw as their southern environment. Each tale may sound slightly familiar—an unwanted pregnancy, a fast car flying down a country road—but Davis moves beyond the familiar stories of the rural South to expose the gaps that connect these women, creating startlingly real and vibrant characters.

Although often bleak and sometimes disturbing, Her Kind of Want is a celebration of southern people, their perseverance, their spirit, and their determination to make the ugly beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877458180
Author:
Davis, Jennifer
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Author:
Jennifer S. Davis
Location:
Iowa City
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Iowa Short Fiction Award
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.5 in

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