E Books The Inconvenience of the Wings I read most of this riveting collection of stories outside on a warm summer night I heard the drone of cicadas in the background their various pitches and timb
E-Books The Inconvenience of the Wings I read most of this riveting collection of stories outside on a warm summer night. I heard the drone of cicadas in the background, their various pitches and timbres, getting louder and louder, and then a sudden silence so quiet it was intensely loud. This collection was a lot like that. Silas favors short sentences and they pack a quick punch you don't see coming. A wonderful debut. I'd LOVE to read a co-authored collection with the dazzling Catherine Zobal Dent, who wrote Unfinished Stories of Girls. Their house must tremble with the pressure of keeping hold of so much talent.. The Inconvenience of the Wings am Books The stories in The Inconvenience of the Wings inhabit a imaginative landscape so expansive in conception that it permeates the border between the natural and the supernatural, showing us that what seems beyond our ken is as much a part of the human experience as the tactile ground on which we tread The situation of a ghostly mother spelling out hints and instructions to hThe stories in The Inconvenience of the Wings inhabit a imaginative landscape so expansive in conception that it permeates the border between the natural and the supernatural, showing us that what seems beyond our ken is as much a part of the human experience as the tactile ground on which we tread The situation of a ghostly mother spelling out hints and instructions to her suspicious son in The Inconvenience of the Wings is balanced by sharp observations of nature, as in, A whippoorwill, hunting mosquitoes by the pond, gave the cry that gave the bird its name The macabre rendering of a man s consciousness trapped by a stroke in his inert body in The Language of Men Who Speak of What They Do Not Understand is set against precise natural descriptions, such as, Birch trees creak under the wind s pressure a chorus of hounds begin to howl and keen In Outlaw, a group of feckless friends attempts to rob a gas station and causes an explosion worthy of a Quentin Tarantino scene, yet the description juxtaposes violence with a poetic evocation of nature The red maple leaves lifted skyward Bloodgouts and furstrips and flesh hung among the branches Then the wet sound of body parts falling.I pointed toward the blackened Japanese maples and what once had been my dog Trapped in a vacation cabin by a blizzard, some friends solve the problem of finding one of their company dead by placing her body in the freezing barn, necessitating the digging of a passage which is described in strangely beautiful language We shoveled Wind harried the snow in horizontal gusts We channeled between the house and the barn the snow even with my navel, the sky a vertiginous swirl, the air scented of cold.. Silas Dent Zobal Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the
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. Popular Books The Inconvenience of the Wings Most of these stories are meditations on loss, on death and more specifically dying; and on the limitations of language, the arbitrariness of words as a means to bridge the gaps between people. There is also a sort of relay effect to the collection, where each story subtly bounces off the preceding one, taking up a word or an image or a theme and running with it, with the final - devastating - story, 'The Hospital' being a direct sequel to one earlier in the book. Zobal's writing is often elusive and slippery, groping around to get at the truth of something; his clipped sentences sometimes reading more like prose poetry. Plot doesn't interest him as such, but the stories with the clearest narrative worked best for me, a couple of others I found almost impenetrable ('And We Saw Light' is a simple story that is made confusing by the way it is told). But the best stories here ('Outlaws', 'Wretchedness', 'Concurrence', 'A Night Choral', 'The Hospital') are revelatory. And at heart they are always about people, about the human condition, so even at their most opaque his stories never feel academic or dry or like exercises.Apparently Zobal's debut novel will be published in 2016 - I shall definitely be reading it.