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Th anything that will make her heartbeat go up to 75 or Grace in Grace's Reply prefers to deal with reality through illusion; she blames her son's death on a Navy intelligence operation and sends Pampers to an imaginary grandsonRanging from the kiddie bleachers of television's Uncle Sylvester Show to the upholstered seats of a Tokyo coffee shop from a Navy recruitment office to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous these stories enliven the common places of our world Sad yet rarely defeated Nancy Zafris's characters toe the line and sometimes manage to cross it flannery o'connor award for short fiction

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The People I Know StoriesThe People I Know is a collection of nine stories told by characters who hover at the edge of life Whether it's Lorne perched on a sofa as a wedding party swirls around him or the elderly Mrs R of Morning at the Beach imagining a career in crime as she sits on the front porch of a Miami hotel these are people oddly accustomed to the sidelines of their worldsNancy Zafris's characters do not so much hurdle their barriers as contemplate them with varying degrees of humor regret and fanciful expectation Gazing out of his window at a horizon of crushed cars Bonn Nancy Zafris the series editor of The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and previous fiction editor for the Kenyan Review was in Anchorage in early April as a guest of 49 Writers She taught a workshop and did a A along with Frank Soos one of our hometeam Alaska short story writers and a previous winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction I attended the A and bought a copy of her 2009 published short story collection The People I KnowI'm a big fan of short stories Some of my favorites which are timeless in my opinion and which I never tire of re reading include Nabokov Munro Maugham Maupassant Wharton O'Connor Carver Chekov Cather Asimov Hemmingway Faulkner Bradbury OHenry and Poe to name the ones that come to mind Frank and Nancy discussed the uestion of is there a future for short stories? Huh there sure is in my reading life They are an exuisite form of literature Gemstones of brevity and depth polished to perfectionThe nine stories that make up Nancy's collection are about diverse people on the fringe of what we now refer to as neurotypical Nancy has a deft hand in creating characters irregardless of age gender or nationality I was engaged with these stories in a way that made me eager each night to pick up and continue the read even though many of the stories were about rather sad or broken people Revealing dialogue and excellent character development I would purchase and read another collection of short stories by Nancy Zafris