Archive for June, 2014
Some of the 10 tales collected here involve burdensome family members; others a new lover or the possibility of one; one has a racial theme. Painfully humorous, ironic, and satiric, each story is realistic, bordering on surrealistic; they’re well-written and well crafted, with one exception. That story aside, Guterson’s stinginess with names for his most important characters gets confusing and annoying in an otherwise first-rate collection.
You can read my review of David Guterson’s Problems With People in the June 24 edition of the Boston Globe by clicking on the image below.
You can buy Guterson’s Problems With People at Barnes & Noble.