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FREE READ Hard to Say Ethel Rohan Û 9 FREE DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Ethel Rohan We are especially proud of our third book Ethel Rohan’s gorgeous personal at times painful but always resonant Hard to Say and this is a book you’r. These stories are fairly unrelenting and bleak without even the occasional moments of near humor and fantastical disruption in Rohan s first collection Cut Through The Bone At first that relentlessness and the repetition of suffering and abuse in a tight domestic sphere was a struggle and made me want to look away so to speak because they felt familiar in the Irish context ie struggling up through misery to consciousness Angela s Ashes style But as I kept reading I discovered the repetition served a different purpose repetitive not because the character s lives were one dimensional but because the narrator leaves out so much the worst moments of these stories the worst abuses and brutalest beatings almost always happen off page while the narrator offers us only the in between moments the ordinary albeit a bleak ordinary punctuated by those horrorsSo while the longer arc that emerges through these linked stories delivers the familiar escape to consciousness what s exciting is the escape to narrative consciousness and the way writer character and text take control of the story through what they keep to themselves That creates a provocative tension between readerly demands for a perhaps prurient voyeuristic expectation to see the worst as it happens and the refusal of the narrator to be defined or limited by those unwritten worst moments In fact the one aspect of the collection that didn t uite work for me specifically because of the way it contradicts that refusal to be defined by individual moments was the tendency for each story to include a single line that succinctly often lyrically pinned down the emotional point of the story That directness seemed like an attempt to make individual moments definitive in precisely the way the rest of the text resisted and was always jarring That s an awfully small complaint though dwarfed by the overall strength of this set

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FREE READ Hard to Say Ethel Rohan Û 9 FREE DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Ethel Rohan Ke our word though read further to see what Robin Black Amelia Gray Eugene Cross Ben Loory xTx and Matthew Salesses have to say about this fine fine bo. I won this book in Goodreads First Reads it s the second book of short stories by Ethel Rohan I ve had the pleasure of winning and reading She has yet to disappoint I can t wait to read of her stories they re usually very uick to read but have a lot of power behind them I highly recommend this book Wildfire pleasure of winning and reading She has yet to disappoint I can t wait to read of her stories they re usually very uick to read but have a lot of Always Looking Essays on Art power behind them I highly recommend this book

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FREE READ Hard to Say Ethel Rohan Û 9 FREE DOWNLOAD READ & DOWNLOAD ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Û Ethel Rohan E going to want to get your hands on before it sells out Hard to Say is on sale now in production and ships toward the end of the month Don’t just ta. I began reading Ethel Rohan s Hard to Say PANK 2011 a slim volume of very short fiction with very little exposure to her previous work I m not sure what I was expecting from those fifteen little stories but it s fair to say that I was unprepared for just how deeply I would be affected by them Spread over fifty three pages they document a tale of life in an Irish Catholic family and although each story is an individual they have been deliberately ordered so as to run in chronological order taking you from the narrator s birth to her new life in the US and her struggles dealing with the emotional turmoil of a dying motherThe book opens with Crust a story that appears to set the tone for the rest of the book and hints with its talk of bloodletting as a form of medical treatment at the emotional bloodletting that is to follow Read rest at the site

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  • Hard to Say
  • Ethel Rohan
  • English
  • 05 November 2018
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