Anne Finger's Call Me Ahab: A Short Story Collection (Prairie Schooner PDF

By Anne Finger

Imagine a Hollywood come upon among Helen Keller and Frida Kahlo, “two woman icons of disability.” Or the tale of “Moby Dick, or, The Leg,” informed from Ahab’s standpoint. What if Vincent Van Gogh resided in a twentieth-century long island inn, surviving on nutrients stamps and direct communications with God? Or if the dwarf pictured in a seventeenth-century portray by way of Velazquez should still inform her tale? And, ultimately, think the come upon among David and Goliath from the Philistine’s element of view.
These are the characters who humans historical past and fable as counterpoints to the “normal.” and they're additionally the characters who populate Anne Finger’s extraordinary brief tales. Affecting yet by no means sentimental, ironic yet by no means cynical, those splendidly wealthy and comedian stories reimagine existence past the margins of “normality.”

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