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I Review Peter Orner’s “Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge” in The Daily Beast

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Characters, or their relatives, from Orner’s previous stories drop by; other stories portray the personal reminiscences of new characters. Orner is a devotee of the short story and writes the column “The Lonely Voice,” named after Frank O’Connor’s book, over at The Rumpus. In this book, Orner pays literary props and shout-outs to writers he admires and shares writerly bonds with like Isaac Babel, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and John Cheever; although Eudora Welty, whom Orner considers America’s greatest, most bad ass short story writer, can’t fight her way into these stories. The stories here are plenty bad ass.

Click the image below to read my review in The Daily Beast.

You can buy Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge at Barnes & Noble

Written by Joe Peschel

August 13th, 2013 at 7:17 pm