By Eric Shade
In the identify tale, a bunch of unskilled employees rerun stories of sweet sixteen as they race opposed to the darkish to demolish the town's drive-in theater. a sequence eating place will take its position. Naomi dumps Dwight on the altar in "Hoops, Wires, and Plugs," yet then Dwight fritters away the shamed agitation which can have propelled him past Windfall's stunting gravitational pull. within the ultimate tale, "Souvenirs," small-time hoods Paxson and Gus do what such a lot of in providence cannot: get out of city. they are off to Pittsburgh and a freelance killing they desire will kick off a extra profitable lifetime of crime.
In fingers much less capable than Eric Shade's, Windfall's males will be caricatures, screw-ups with all-too-easy entry to the makings of tragedy: tablets, booze, quick automobiles, weapons, chain saws. in its place their tales supply us new how you can reflect on switch and its effects. providence stakes out a gritty region of the literary map shared by means of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg and Thornton Wilder's Grover's Corners.
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Eyesores (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction) by Eric Shade