Rocky Road

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Rocky Road is a mini-collection of four short stories, all set in the South. The characters include an angry snapping turtle named Rocky, a mother and cross-dressing son who like to frequent psychic fairs, and a doctor who has changed his (or her) appearance dramatically since the last checkup. More

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Words: 14,660
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465815606
About Louisa Dang

Fiction writer, freelance writer, former copy editor and fact checker for Our State magazine.

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Review by: June Ahern on March 06, 2012 :
A delightful collection of short stories for author Louisa Dang. Each written so well I felt a connection to the characters in a short time with a few words. "Candles and enlightenment For Sale", a laugh at the psychic fairs I've been to. Then a sweetness with Darlene and Earl's experience. The stories are a bit quirky with colorful fun wording. I forgot how fun it was to read short stories. I look forward to more of Ms. Dang's short or longer stories.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Marianne Wheeelaghan on Nov. 02, 2011 :
This is Louisa Dang's debut collection and what a debut! I loved these stories. Her writing is fresh and the stories cleverly crafted and engaging. With apparent ease, Louisa draws us into the fictional world of each of her characters and she keeps us there, spellbound, until the last word (her ear for dialogue is particularly excellent!). As we peer into the ordinary lives of her characters, we catch a glimpse of something extraordinary: a tenderness, or a kindness, or even an ugliness, maybe a poignancy or a frailty, a something which makes each of them unique,and very human. Great stories by a great new writer!
I believe a novel is due out shortly. I'll be looking out for it!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lisa Logan on Oct. 05, 2011 :
This is one of the best short story collections I've read in a long time. Dang has a way of putting you at the scene and bringing you in close contact with her characters. Suspension of disbelief is a strong suit in this writer's arsenal. When you read her stories, you become engaged in the story and the characters' lives, and you forget that you're reading. Wonderful writing. Her stories are both touching and hilarious. Reminds me of Flannery O'Connor.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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