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By Monica McFawn

In the 11 kaleidoscopic tales that make up Bright Shards of somewhere Else, Monica McFawn strains the combustive, hilarious, and profound results that happen while humans misinterpret the minds of others. The characters—an array of artists, scientists, songwriters, nannies, horse running shoes, and poets—often attempt to pin down another’s viewpoint, in simple terms to discover that their very own worldview is much from fixed.

The characters in McFawn’s tales lengthy for and worry the encroachment of others. a tender boy reduces his nanny’s telephone invoice with a decision, then convinces her he can remedy her different difficulties. a guy who works at a butterfly-release company turns into dangerously enthusiastic about fixing a recognized mathematical evidence. A poetry professor reveals himself entangled within the research of a murdered scholar. within the ultimate tale, an getting older lyricist reconnects with a well known singer to put in writing an album within the Appalachian Mountains, simply to be interrupted by means of the looks of his drug-addicted son and a legendary tale of recovery.

By turns exuberant and philosophically adroit, Bright Shards of somewhere Else reminds us of either the bounds of empathy and its absolute necessity. Our misreadings of others should be unavoidable, yet they themselves could be issues of attractiveness, allure, and connection.

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