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An Amazon Review

Thursday, November 10, 2016 20:03
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I was surprised and very touched today by an Amazon review of my book, Apologies Forthcoming. This is a good time to be touched by something nice, so let me share it with you:

The kind of literature that makes you stop and feel
By M  on November 2, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase

This is a genuine work of literature. The two stories I remember most are “Feathers” and “Pivot Point.” The former is a devastating portrait of family loss, the latter, a haunting illustration of longing. In several of these stories is a protagonist who really establishes herself as a sort of feminist hero, a young woman at once happier as “just one of the guys” and critical of the way they treat women, including herself. An additional pleasure is the way the stories get the cognitive faculties working: suddenly the reader will come across two characters debating a mathematician's theorem, or a substantive quote by Confucius. Eberlein has a poet's eye, giving us the image of two birds on a wire when we don't expect it, and it's these unexpected moments–many of them image-based, some of them dramatic–which the reader remembers vividly. At the heart of Eberlein's craft is a finely tuned and inimitable sense of language. “I want to travel with you to every mountain, every water, I told him,” and that use of “water” is le mot juste. To read these powerful works by Eberlein is a great privilege.

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