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  • Monica Carter’s shrewd review at Salonica World Lit points out that the stories in A Life on Paper “are varied conceptually and challenge the classical idea of the function of a short story.” Educated as I was in American notions of the short story—its functions, forms, and possibilities, its structure and reach—part of what guided my selection process was in fact the desire to do just this, to challenge (as I once remarked in a post on the story “Another Story” when it appeared in The Southern Review), and thence to enter into the conversation of the domestic short story with extravagant hopes of enlarging it.
  • An insightful, enthusiastic review at Mookse and Gripes gives ample space to exploring several stories in detail.
  • Kind mentions at Line Paintings and Gina Choe.

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