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Reinventing Classic Short Stories by Gogol, Thurber, Borges

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Riva Galchen Riva Galchen (Sandy Tait/Courtesy of the publisher)

Rivka Galchen discusses her new collection of short stories, American Innovations. In one story, a young woman’s furniture walks out on her.  In another, the narrator feels compelled to deliver a takeout order that has incorrectly been phoned in to her. Many of the stories in this collection mirror stories by Borges, Gogol, and James Thurber.

American Innovations by Rivka Galchen
American Innovations by Rivka Galchen

 

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Rivka Galchen

Comments [1]

JR from NYC

it's not that people don't notice you're pregnant (or have a breast on your back) - it's just that in this country people are so overweight, oftentimes it's hard to tell if a woman is pregnant or just has a huge fat belly. to save an embarassment people will ignore it.

love Rivka's book cover!

Jul. 31 2014 01:18 PM

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