By Charlotte Bacon
Award-winning author Charlotte Bacon illuminates the unforeseen ambiguities of women's lives in a superbly crafted number of tales approximately girls who've arrived at awkward edges of their lives--adolescence, or outdated age, ill or pregnant. Many come to abrupt discoveries or come across startling secrets and techniques. regardless of their variety in age and state of affairs, all percentage the typical target of attempting to reassemble their lives .
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He snipped slowly, his breath steady. A damp mass of brown slid into her lap. They were quiet for a minute. The candle guttered out. " She'd given him permission to cut her hair and felt entitled to some large, abrupt questions. Stephen stopped. "Love. Wow. " The scissors started again. " "Of course," Julia protested. " "Everyone's so groovy out here," Julia heard herself saying. "If you don't feel like being nice, that's OK, you're just in a bad space. What's bad space, anyway," Julia said, a little louder.
The burro's side caved in and a thin spill of foil-wrapped candy trickled out. Julia stood below, hands spread wide, because it seemed important to try to hold some of the slippery treasure. Waking the next morning with the sun slanting across her bed, Julia felt for the first time the West might have possibilities. She unwrapped one of the piñata candies and lay in bed, letting the bitter chocolate melt on her tongue. The day was shatteringly clear. " Julia poured more goat's milk on her cereal.
Waking the next morning with the sun slanting across her bed, Julia felt for the first time the West might have possibilities. She unwrapped one of the piñata candies and lay in bed, letting the bitter chocolate melt on her tongue. The day was shatteringly clear. " Julia poured more goat's milk on her cereal. She was starting not to mind its sour edge. Hannah was busy with pots at the sink. " "I'm not going, I don't think," he said, stretching his long arms. "You're not? " Her hair today was pinned in a severe bun.
A private state: stories by Charlotte Bacon