Reply All

Reply All

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qReply All, the third collection of award-winning and widely anthologized short stories by Robin Hemley, takes a humorous, edgy, and frank look at the human art of deception and self-deception. A father accepts, without question, the many duplicate saint relics that appear in front of his cave everyday; a translator tricks Magellan by falsely translating a local chief's words of welcome; an apple salesman a long way from home thinks he's fallen in love; a search committee believes in its own nobility by hiring a minority writer; a cheating couple broadcast their affair to an entire listserv; a talk show host interviews the dead and hopes to learn their secrets. The ways in which humans fool themselves are infinite, and while these stories illustrate this sad fact in sometimes excruciating detail, the aim is not to skewer the misdirected, but to commiserate with them and blush in recognition.q--P. [4] of cover.... pawnshops and tiny shops called sari-sari stores, fast-food chains, 7-Elevens, gas stations; mechanics that advertised a€œvulcanizinga€ and aircon repair; smoke- belching buses from a hundred different bus companies changing lanes wildly, anbsp;...

Title:Reply All
Author: Robin Hemley
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2012

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