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By Rose Marie Kinder

"[Kinder] writes with the x-ray imaginative and prescient of a Sherwood Anderson, and with the perception of a Freudian analyst, an interpreter of goals, in language which may be besides fitted to the normal folktale or the place of origin newspaper as to poetry of the French surrealists. here's a selection of brief fiction for our instances: a replicate held as much as the homely info, reflecting again to us the wild insides."

---Laura Kasischke, MLFA judge

"I learn A Near-Perfect Gift from begin to finish with out preventing, and, whilst i stopped, came upon myself sitting in my darkened place of work, infused with an unforeseen experience of peace."

---Eileen Pollack, MLFA judge

The tales in A Near-Perfect Gift revolve round the frequently hardscrabble small-town existence in a single rural village. like several different group inhabited via the human race, it is a position the place the banal and the unbelievable coalesce, a spot with its percentage of universal tragedies and unusual madmen: a few howl on the moon, whereas others develop into heroes. There are the 2 outdated women down the road who should be witches and has to be exorcised, and the fellow who plucks chickens for a dwelling. it truly is in the perimeter of this offbeat microcosm of the area that doubtless small questions---often the sort that youngsters ask, coming up from a kid's imagined figuring out of the way the grownup global works---assume an eerie portent: was once snake underneath the woodpile? may a pregnant bat climb out of a gap within the floor? The solutions by no means stop to surprise.

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