Li, Georgina Like They Always Been Free

ISBN 13: 9780985639556

Like They Always Been Free

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9780985639556: Like They Always Been Free

Men play guitar at bonfire parties and find comfort in parking lots. Soldiers find sex and love amidst a devastated America. A surfer who is also a shark hunts a man he can’t stop thinking about. A magician follows the secret messages beneath the graffiti and signs of an urban landscape. A young woman traces the story of her grandfathers: scientists and lovers who established a new colony on a distant moon. Georgina Li writes with humane poetry, capturing both the profane staccato of soldiers and the blown-grass whispers of country boys. In these eight short stories, Li explores the literal and metaphorical wars of men: on the battlefield, in poverty, and of the heart. Her men are complex, covered in grit but filled with love. Li’s work slides comfortably from genre to genre, proving that good storytelling is good storytelling regardless of literary conventions.

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