The Poor Children by April L. FordThe Poor Children by April L. Ford

The Poor Children

byApril L. Ford

Paperback | April 1, 2015

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This edgy, stunning collection deftly examines the underbelly of the human condition through a cross-section of fascinating characters—a correctional officer fixated on a juvenile offender, a Goth teenager and her werewolf boyfriend, a pyromaniac by happenstance, and a set of twins haunted by an unconfirmed death. Pushing beyond the norms of daily life and into the sometimes morally lawless worlds of her characters, Ford explores the eccentric, the perverse, the disenfranchised, and the darkly comic possibilities at play in us all. Includes the Pushcart winning story, "Bananas & Limes."
April L. Ford is a Pushcart Prize recipient, and Grand Prize winner of the SFWP Literary Awards Program. She is managing editor of Digital Americana Magazine.
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Title:The Poor ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2015Publisher:Santa Fe Writer's ProjectLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939650186

ISBN - 13:9781939650184

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"The stories in The Poor Children are akin to the best collection of live songs. They hum with the anxieties of adolescence, and cover issues both big and small for her main characters . . . . worthy of everyone’s attention." —Brad Windhauser, Philadelphia Review of Books