Monday, 7 August 2017


Finished August 3
Battleborn: Stories by Claire Vaye Watkins

This collection of short stories takes place mostly in Nevada, and covers time periods from the Gold Rush to the present. We see very personal tales of love, loss, and the quest for a dream. The stories give a real sense of the setting, whether it be desert, the scramble of the frontier, or the urban life of bar hopping. Watkins takes us inside her characters' heads, giving a real sense of the feelings that develop and motivate them.
These aren't happy stories, they're just stories of life, as her characters struggle to stay alive and maintain some control over their future.

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