The Wild Grass And Other Stories

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A boy is the victim of a bizarre Buddhist ritual. A dog falls in love with a goose. A young mother leads her family through a crowded mall in search for a ghost. Davin Malasarn's quirky and emotional stories will transport readers to Thailand, the Amazon, and Paris. Yet, a common theme arises as each character in these 17 short pieces confronts the same need for understanding, acceptance, and love More

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Words: 27,340
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458026484
About Davin Malasarn

Davin Malasarn lives in Los Angeles, CA. He has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and was a recipient of a 2008 PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship.

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Review by: ethan ford on June 16, 2011 :
THE WILD GRASS is the first collection of short stories by a writer I have been following online for a few years now: his flash fiction on Zoetrope, longer stories in Glimmer Train, and his insightful musings on the Literary Lab blog. This book brings together a collection of tales that have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the author a coveted PEN Emerging Writers Fellowship in 2008.

His stories will take you to the mines of Brazil and the suburbs of Los Angeles; to law offices in Manhattan and fishing villages in Thailand. But no matter how far-flung the settings, Malasarn's stories are always grounded in an emotional honesty and filled with characters who are real and alive and compelling. A brilliant 1st collection from a writer to watch!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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