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the short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with a clear- sightedness. The collection is about battlefields and fields of victory which exists in harmless spaces, in kitchens, living rooms and cars. It is set in American West and features small town people and explores the moral quandaries of love, family, and friendship.
What makes this book stand out?
The book stands out because it is one among the top 10 books and because of the authors powerful and moving storytelling which is lean, full of insights, has an unexpected poignancy and is a controlled prose and confirms the author's singular literary talent.
Read it for
The novel has concise yet fined - grained narrative
Don't read it for
It consists of domestically familiar scenarios.