Small Things Like These, by Claire Keegan

Tremendous short highly literary fiction. Loved it, perhaps because it is short. But so rich. I definitely could spend hours reading literary scholars about what Keegan does and how she does it. Filled with allusions, it seems, to mythology and Joyce… What could be more moody than the snow falling, on the living and the dead. Here is a relevant review by Mark Phillips.

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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