Drastic

Drastic : Stories

3.75 (44 ratings by Goodreads)
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Meet the college graduate working in a whole body-donation clinic; a young woman obsessed with Benedictine monks; a middle-aged woman who becomes a stand-in talk-show guest; unlikely friends who meet in a domestic violence shelter; a young girl and the father who stole her away to escape his wife's mental illness; a graduate student from a suburban family who believes her physical connection to the world is deteriorating. Maud Casey -- author of The Shape of Things to Come, a New York Times Notable Book -- explores how we survive modern crises of loss and love through the lives of emotional and geographic nomads. Each flirts with madness and self-destruction while reaching toward life. These simple gestures of optimism and vitality, gorgeously rendered, make drastic an unforgettable collection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134.6 x 200.7 x 15.2mm | 181.44g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0060512555
  • 9780060512552

Review quote

Maud Casey snakes beneath our consciousness, one deft sentence at a time. Drastic is a wholehearted work of art. --Nicholas Weinstock, author of As Long As She Needs Me"
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Rating details

44 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 30% (13)
4 32% (14)
3 27% (12)
2 7% (3)
1 5% (2)
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