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Hurricane Season

(2001)
A collection of stories by

 
 
From icy Berlin to the sweltering South, Hurricane Season examines what it means to want, to desire and ultimately what it is to experience the dark underside of human emotion. In beautiful prose, you will be submerged within the mind of a suicidal woman and a hopeful but torn mother-to-be. You will experience a hurricane's immense destruction and the various ways we often self-destruct.

In "Burning Desire" a loving wife and mother enjoys shoplifting, and then begins burning her husband's clothes, only to discover that she cannot stop. In "The Hands of the Evangelist" a young boy, scheming to touch a young girl's breast, discovers he has the power to heal.

Karen Bjorneby's exceptional voice and lucid storytelling deliver a powerful punch, and will leave you haunted for nights to come.

    

Praise for this book

"Karen Bjorneby writes stories with a voice that is uncommonly powerful, visceral and precise. Her short stories can wound and lacerate, or cut to the bone then alarm you with their tenderness and sweetness and grace." - Pat Conroy


Used availability for Karen Bjorneby's Hurricane Season

Paperback Editions

January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hurricane Season: Stories from the Eye of the Storm
Author(s): Karen Bjorneby
ISBN: 1-57071-853-9 / 978-1-57071-853-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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