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Freak Weather: Stories (Hardcover)
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From a nurse who sees a rattlesnake in the pediatric ICU to an animal control officer convinced she's found her abducted daughter in the house of a dog hoarder, the thirteen stories in Freak Weather are as unpredictable as the atmospheric changes that give this collection its name. With dark and raucous humor, Mary Kuryla creates female characters who, at times, combine a violent urgency with lack of introspection as they struggle to get out from under the thumb of a perceived authority. The intricate language is inseparable from the narrator's conviction; the characters lie with such bravado they're soon tangled up in their own webs. This brand of romanticism in a female character is little tolerated, and Freak Weather's mission -- Kuryla's artistic mission overall -- is to scratch at the intolerable. Call it bad instructions for moral behavior.

About the Author


Mary Kuryla has been awarded The Pushcart Prize and the Glimmer Train Short Fiction Prize. Her stories have been adapted into award-winning films that premiered at the Sundance and Toronto International film festivals.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781625343079
ISBN-10: 1625343078
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication Date: October 6th, 2017
Pages: 180
Language: English
Series: Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction