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Winner of FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize

A grand tour of the edges of our lives, where glory and significance riot against the logic of living and the pall of tragedy.

The Making Sense of Things is a collection of twelve stories that pulse with memory, magic, and myth—all our favorite ways of trying to make sense of things.

Readers are treated to vivid and unforgettable characters. A fiercely independent woman puts the man who loves her to unconscionable tests, never guessing that arson, suicide, and canine obesity will yield a magical kind of happiness. A honeymooner in Venice, addled by fever and second thoughts, commits by dumb error a double murder. A brisk lawyer founders when a car wreck claims his son and ex-wife, then discovers that the desperation of grief is a kind of hope.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Troth
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 94 Selvage Street #1
  2. pp. 19-20
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  1. How Héctor Vanquished the Greeks
  2. pp. 21-26
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  1. Pleasantville
  2. pp. 27-54
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  1. The Duplex and the Scarp
  2. pp. 55-60
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  1. John Tan Can’t Play Classical Guitar
  2. pp. 61-68
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  1. Abridged
  2. pp. 69-112
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  1. Of Satisfaction and the Lying Sun
  2. pp. 113-120
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  1. Kennedy Travel
  2. pp. 121-136
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  1. The Girl Who Not Once Cried Wolf
  2. pp. 137-152
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  1. You Will Excuse Me
  2. pp. 153-156
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  1. On the Far Side of the Sea
  2. pp. 157-192
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 193-194
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781573668767
Related ISBN
9781573660655
MARC Record
OCLC
1008768574
Pages
204
Launched on MUSE
2018-03-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
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