And to Say Hello: Short Stories

November 19, 2014|
And to Say Hello: Short Stories by Scott Randall
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The twelve stories in And to Say Hello investigate the hazards of men and women becoming fathers and mothers: the immediate harm and the long-term damage. In ''Mass Graves,'' a new mother''s stay-at-home anxieties are amplified by the ominous chipmunk infestation overtaking her townhouse. In ''Gestation,'' a father-to-be nurtures the idea of his ex-girlfriend''s imagined infidelity until it matures into a fully grown mania. In ''Six,'' a deceased woman''s biography and failings as a mother are communicated piecemeal through the ruminations of her pallbearers. In ''The Vasectomy Doctor''s Online Presence,'' the professional and familial successes of an urologist are cruelly and publicly undercut by his failed musical aspirations. And in the title story, a mother''s irrational worry about her son''s language development puts irreparable strain upon her marriage.

Scott Randall has previously published two short story collections: Last Chance to Renew and Character Actor. The title story from Last Chance to Renew was broadcast on CBC Radio''s Between the Covers, and Character Actor was shortlisted for the fiction category of the Ottawa Book Award. He has been twice nominated for the Journey Pr...
Title:And to Say Hello: Short Stories
Product dimensions:150 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:150 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:November 19, 2014
Publisher:DC BOOKS
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781927599280

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