Acquainted with Squalor: Short Stories

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Acquainted with Squalor: Short Stories

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Rating: 3 out of 5 stars3/5 (5 ratings)
Length: 195 pages2 hours

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Acquainted with Squalor delivers astonishing power of body-and-soul. Meteors fall, an old neighbor tosses an infrared Phoenix beacon into a cup of loose change, and a woman on the phone with a friend mentions nothing about her eviction notice. These nine stories nourish our sense of wonder and acknowledge our deepest despair. Who has the endearing audacity to call a lover "Governor General"? Who will sit down together on a hot day to eat frozen blueberries on a country lawn? Nath Jones captures what it means for us to be at home and still awash in the world, especially as one woman reaches for the angel sun-catcher hanging in a darkened window.

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