Headshots

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This short story collection is loaded with shotgun blasts that deliver the goods on life in all its pain and glory. Inside, a boy learns how hard it is to be good in post war Mississippi, a father teaches his beloved daughter her place in the world, and an elderly doctor makes the ultimate sacrifice on a dying planet. All this, plus plenty more to keep an avid reader’s head engaged.
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Published: March 13, 2010
Words: 29,270
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452313610
About Idabel Allen

Idabel Allen is the author of smart, compelling and fantabulous fiction including Headshots, a short story collection, and two soon to be published novels.

Adverse to all things things mediocre, mundane, or simply put, garbage, Idabel's fiction incorporates Bradbury's imagination, Steinbeck's compassion, O'Conner's bite, Welty's humor and Faulkner's genius.

Originally from Tennessee, Idabel migrated north to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop and has been ice jammed in Iowa ever since.

Read more about Idabel at www.idabelallen.com.

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Review by: A.M. King on March 30, 2011 : star star star star star
I stumbled across this little gem of a book. Once I started reading I couldn't look away. The characters are so rich and vibrant, and the dialogue artfully draws you in. I hope to see more from this author
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Review by: oxford on April 07, 2010 : (no rating)
"Someday, people will think what you did is really Important".
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Review by: Beerma on March 15, 2010 : star star star star star
I forgot the stars. This book definitely needs stars.
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Review by: Beerma on March 13, 2010 : (no rating)
Idabel Allen has nailed the vernacular of ordinary people. Her stories tell on the characters in phrases and descriptions that make their voices alive in your head. Great shot.

Allen has also presented us with a delightful cross-section of personalities so that the reader cannot fail to identify with someone in every story, or to point at some character or situation and think, "I know him," "I've been in her shoes."

Let's hope there are more stories in Idabel Allen for our enjoyment.
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