Flesh and Blood: Selected Short Fiction by Michael Crummey

By Michael Crummey

With unusual splendor and compassion, Michael Crummey has created a group of exiles, characters estranged from their domestic, from their households or, simply as usually, from themselves. Set mostly within the small Newfoundland mining city of Black Rock, yet straying as some distance west as Vancouver and as some distance east as China, those tales are sophisticated, stark portrayals of individuals alternately trying to find or attempting desperately to flee their position within the world.

A younger boy confuses love and allegiance, then stumbles into the complexities of maturity; a brother and sister fall in love with an analogous lady; a pissed off spouse protests her husband’s overlook through happening strike with the miners’ union; a lover’s drug behavior reunites a lady with the sister she has lost.

Anchor Books is proud to put up an elevated version of Michael Crummey’s fantastic assortment Flesh and Blood, including 3 unique tales written only for this variation. sleek, affecting, and beneficiant of spirit, those tales are unforgettable.

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