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Guernica Editions Fall 2019

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Help Me, Rhonda & Other Stories
By (author): David Hornik
David Hornik

Imprint:

Guernica World Editions - Hamilton

ISBN:

9781771834636

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

UK Trade
Paperback , UK Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 01, 2019
$20.00 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 5.9 x 0.6 in | 260 gr

Page Count:

164 pages
Guernica Editions
Guernica World Editions
FICTION / Short Stories
This collection includes fourteen stories, roughly evenly divided between those that occur in Israel and those that occur in the U.S., with a couple occurring in vague, exotic places, one of them even in an imagined Greenland. The lead?and by a considerable margin, longest?story, "Help Me, Rhonda," is about two American immigrants in Israel, a man and a woman, the former divorced and the latter single, who meet by chance and try to navigate the difficult maze of fear, doubt, and need that their encounter prompts in both of them. Most of the stories in the collection are also about encounters between men and women and their joint (or not so joint) quest, sometimes quixotic, for harmony and understanding. A common theme is geographical or cultural distance, or some other sort of obstacle. Some other stories are about a quest for a different kind of harmony, dealing with mystical aspiration and the yearning for transcendence. The stories vary from the straightforwardly realistic to those hovering at the verge of
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