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By Susan Straight

Susan Straight’s beautiful debut: a suite of brief fiction a few hardscrabble city whose population attempt to reconcile their outdated methods with a few disconcerting new ones  

These fourteen interconnected tales occur in Rio Seco, a fictional urban in California in keeping with the author’s place of origin of Riverside. With its fire-prone mountains, palm bushes, and pig farms, the languid velocity of existence in Rio Seco has the detailed air of the South, and certainly some of the town’s older citizens hail from Mississippi. yet regardless of a colourful experience of neighborhood, either young and old are hemmed in via poverty and strife. children fight to outlive shootings, siblings are misplaced to cigarettes laced with embalming fluid, and older family members are driven out in their houses to make approach for improvement. With exemplary compassion, instantly brings those characters’ tales to searing life.  

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