Body Work

Body Work No I ve never left my body says Alice in the first tale in this rich collection of fifteen stories She might well be speaking for all the women and girls that prize winning author Hollis Seamon grou
  • Title: Body Work
  • Author: Hollis Seamon
  • ISBN: 9780935891041
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Body Work
    No, I ve never left my body, says Alice in the first tale in this rich collection of fifteen stories She might well be speaking for all the women and girls that prize winning author Hollis Seamon grounds so firmly in the real physical world Her wry humor laces together tales that include a Smuckers jar full of sins, a metropolitan children s hospital full of gypsies, a No, I ve never left my body, says Alice in the first tale in this rich collection of fifteen stories She might well be speaking for all the women and girls that prize winning author Hollis Seamon grounds so firmly in the real physical world Her wry humor laces together tales that include a Smuckers jar full of sins, a metropolitan children s hospital full of gypsies, an antique chest full of small bones, a river full of pregnancies Seamon captures the felt substance of women s lives, where all things imaginary, mystical, or uncanny are never completely separated from the crisp sharp chop of vegetables or the sweaty rim of a steering wheel, never far from actual blood and fat, sinew and bone.
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  • Hollis Seamon

    Hollis reads, writes, cooks, and gardens in Kinderhook NY She teaches writing and literature at the College of Saint Rose in Albany NY and the MFA in Creative Writing Program of Fairfield University, Fairfield CT.Her newest novel, SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU, is one of the inaugural YA books to be published in Fall 2013 by Algonquin Young Readers Her collection of short stories, Corporeality, was publsihed in January 2013 by Able Muse Press.

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  • I don t usually read short story collections, but I had the pleasure of TA ing with Hollis Seamon as my professor in a workshop at Fairfield University s MFA residency I was struck by her teaching prowess and extensive knowledge of craft in regards to writing As I always do with the amazing professors I have, I wanted to read her work Body Work is a stunningly written collection Many of the stories seem to hint toward magical realism, of which I m a fan I was constantly in awe how she could conv [...]


  • Let me first say I am not a big fan of this rating system because 2 stars is supposed to indicate that you didn t like the book I gave this 2 stars because I was a little underwhelmed, but I did not, for the record, dislike it I borrowed this book of short stories because it was written by a college professor of mine While reading it I enjoyed her descriptive style and found myself back in undergrad mode, trying to unearth the various meanings and symbols throughout the readings I don t know tha [...]


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