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In Anteaters Don't Dream and Other Stories, Louise Hawes deftly portrays lovers at the end of their patience, marriages on the verge of decline, children reeling from abuse, and parents devastated by loss.
But many of these stories have a sardonic, humorous edge as well: in the title story, a jaded architect learns to take his dream life more seriously when a female co-worker threatens his career. In "Mr. Mix Up," a mother becomes infatuated with the clown at her son's birthday party. In "My Last Indian," a menopausal woman goes native. And in "Salinger's Mistress," a young woman lies about having an affair with J. D. Salinger. . . until Salinger himself calls her on the phone!
Whether Hawes's protagonists are rich or poor, male or female, young or old, their voices are convincing, varied, and human. With equal portions of wit and pathos, Anteaters Don't Dream and Other Stories is a versatile collection by a remarkable prose stylist.
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These edgy short stories from an acclaimed author
---Represent first adult book by the YA author of Muti's Necklace: The Oldest Story in the World, The Vanishing Point , and other novels.
---Offer stories about people on the edge: lovers at the ends of their patience; parents and children in conflict; a fan obsessed with J. D. SalingerFrom the Inside Flap:
Edgy short stories from an acclaimed author
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