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Benjamin Percy Ä 4 Read Refresh Refresh Summary Ë 4 The war in Ira empties the small town of Tumalo Oregon of men of fathers leaving their sons to fight among themselves But the boys’ bravado fades at home when alone they check e mail again and again for word from their fathers at the frontOften from fractured homes and comm. This was a sucker punch I wasn t expecting Refresh Refresh is a stunning collection of short fiction set in Central Oregon The darkness of the Ira war touches many of these stories but this is not a war book These stories feature the fathers and sons and friends and wives and children touched by that seemingly endless conflict and what it looks like from rural poor America There s so much pain here of all kinds Percy explores husbands and wives contending with their marriages the horrendous grief from losing a loved one suddenly broken hearts and even simply getting old The emotional range here is amazing Don t get me wrong though this is a super masculine collection of stories All of them are about white men with male narrators and there are few female characters at all It s full of hunting blood and guts and pickup trucks I knew this going in from the reviews so I was a bit wary of how I would like a short story collection from that narrow of a perspective but I was completely wrong I think Percy captures an intensely broad range of emotions with interesting characters and well written plots that it than makes up for the lack of diversity in these stories I understand this info might be a deal breaker for some readers but I thought this was a fantastic achievement anyway Unlike most contemporary short fiction I read that seems to always take place in a nondescript Every Man type of city this collection is deeply tied to it s sense of place and the people who live there His writing beautifully captured the western landscape making it come alive in a way that can only be captured by someone intimately familiar with the uniue area I loved it Normally I would name my favorite stories here but I couldn t pick just a few Only Meltdown was sort of meh for me All of the others are standouts

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Benjamin Percy Ä 4 Read Refresh Refresh Summary Ë 4 Unities the young men in these breathless stories do the unthinkable to prove to themselves to everyone that they are strong enough to face the heartbreak in this world Set in rural Oregon with the shadow of the Cascade Mountains hanging over them these stories bring you face. Dark well written stories about working class families in blue collar jobs who like to hunt and fish set in the Pacific Northwest Rather dark

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Benjamin Percy Ä 4 Read Refresh Refresh Summary Ë 4 To face with a mad bear a house with a basement that opens up into a cave a nuclear meltdown that renders the Pacific Northwest into a contemporary Wild West Refresh Refresh by Benjamin Percy is a bold fiery and unforgettable collection that deals with vital issues of our ti. Percy s stories are impeccable possibly too impeccable Nearly always beginning with darkness a refrigerator dripping blood a nuclear meltdown two boys fighting and never getting any brighter Percy executes perfectly Without fail Percy finds ways to burrow deeper The stories all set in rural Oregon seem almost classical to me and it s maybe not surprising that I heard about this book via my ex writing prof to the point where there is little surprise when characters have heart attacks in the middle of ice storms bears maul teenage girls and a grandfather shows his grandson his severed foot in a bucket But that doesn t mean there s not awe

  • Paperback
  • 249
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  • Benjamin Percy
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 9781555974855