• Title: All The Day's Sad Stories
  • Author: Tina May Hall
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • All The Day s Sad Stories Tina May Hall s All the Day s Sad Stories was chosen by Brian Evenson as the winning manuscript in the Caketrain Chapbook Competition and is our first ever fiction chapbook With a sharp careful
    Tina May Hall s All the Day s Sad Stories was chosen by Brian Evenson as the winning manuscript in the 2008 Caketrain Chapbook Competition, and is our first ever fiction chapbook With a sharp, careful eye, Hall renders a year in the life of a couple daunted by crises of love, fear, and the uncertain future, one perfectly crafted sentence at a time Her attention to detailTina May Hall s All the Day s Sad Stories was chosen by Brian Evenson as the winning manuscript in the 2008 Caketrain Chapbook Competition, and is our first ever fiction chapbook With a sharp, careful eye, Hall renders a year in the life of a couple daunted by crises of love, fear, and the uncertain future, one perfectly crafted sentence at a time Her attention to detail beyond compare, her syntax rhythmic and resonant, her narrative jutting forth in prose poetic bursts, Hall paints a world of plastic, everyday modernity in cosmic dischord a world clearly our own, but with a perspective that turns everything an egg timer, a cicada, a chalked on the sidewalk into signposts of the unfamiliar, alien, and haunted Mel Stringer s cover image, a portrait of singer Holly Throsby, was chosen by Hall herself it s a perfect fit, suggesting in equal measure the story and the process that brought it to life All the Day s Sad Stories is a masterwork in miniature, a beautifully chiseled book of vignettes that blurs the line between the prose poem and the short story while managing to produce an arc of feeling that most novels lack Tina May Hall is, at heart, a lyric poet of mood and image who realizes that each sentence is an acoustical event Take this book into a quiet place, because even the spaces between words make the most exquisite of sounds Peter Markus, author of Bob, or Man on Boat

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