Mankind & Other Stories of Women

Mankind Other Stories of Women Marianne Ackerman s second collection of stories for Guernica Mankind puts the focus on women their ascent to selfhood the beauty and carnage en route Picking up from the Gothic shadows of Albert

  • Title: Mankind & Other Stories of Women
  • Author: Marianne Ackerman
  • ISBN: 9781771830720
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marianne Ackerman s second collection of stories for Guernica, Mankind , puts the focus on women, their ascent to selfhood, the beauty and carnage en route Picking up from the Gothic shadows of Albert Fine in Holy Fools 2014 , she follows the lives of an Ontario farm family marked by a bloody incident they struggle to understand Literary Montreal is the setting of twMarianne Ackerman s second collection of stories for Guernica, Mankind , puts the focus on women, their ascent to selfhood, the beauty and carnage en route Picking up from the Gothic shadows of Albert Fine in Holy Fools 2014 , she follows the lives of an Ontario farm family marked by a bloody incident they struggle to understand Literary Montreal is the setting of two stories spun around an alpha poseur, George Four interlocking stories unpeel the secrets of one man s sister, ex wife, friend, and mother Sardonic and often funny, these tales follow the byways of aspiration and self deception, casting a warm light on all.

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    1. I was touched by this book of linked stories that were mostly about women. The themes of familial bonds and friendships really resonated with me. The stories combined plot twists, well developed characters, with insights and good writing, making it a satisfying read. The reflections on the human condition were well woven in and not heavy-handed.I really liked that it was about ordinary people in ordinary situations -- no rape, child abuse, war and mental illness here. I am so tired of the overly [...]

    2. An excellent collection of short stories. A highlight was the last story about grief, Rashmi. "For months I dreaded walking into our empty house, so resisted going out. When friends and colleagues dropped by, I made an effort to be gracious, told them I was working on my book. I printed the manuscript and spread the pages out on the dining room table. Finally they became convinced and stopped calling. Weeks passed, I spoke to no one. I had no voice, no strength. I stared out the window at the bu [...]

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