Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind

Chavisa Woods
ISBN: 9781570272530
Format: Paperback
Subject: Fiction
Pub Date: 09/01/2012
Publisher: Autonomedia
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
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Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind
Chavis Woods

Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind is a collection of short stories which fit together as chapters of a novel, focusing on the formative and tumultuous moments in the lives of two women as children and adults, whose characters are abstracted within the context of each story. Primarily set in rural America and other transient realms, this book combines realism with elements of meta-fiction, magnifying the extraordinary interpersonal worlds created by the circumstances of their outer reality.

“As Flannery O’Connor beckons us into the restless, gothic American south, and A.M. Homes backs us into bizarre and frightening corners of our suburbia, Chavisa Woods guides us through a strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” — Go Magazine

“A thoughtful and philosophical read. Highly recommended.” — The Pedestal Magazine

“Woods is writer who watches, waits, and thinks for herself, bringing us close to the infernal life of the Americanly Ignorant and the articulate seer who lurks among them.” — Jennifer Blowdryer

“The stories in this book are strong as a punch with endings that hit as hard as a full beer can to the head.” — Katharine Arnoldi

“Most gripping are stories that, like real dreams, institute close connections between reality and fantasy.” — The Brooklyn Rail

“From the sweet smell of trumpet flowers to the touch that can kill, Woods’ work is honest, clear-headed and hard-hitting.” — Steve Dalachinsky

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