Monday, 15 June 2020

Problems with People

Finished June 12
Problems with People: Stories by David Guterson

This collection of stories has a range of voices from young to old, female and male. The stories take place in the United States, South Africa, and Nepal among others. It is the characters and what they are going through and noticing that make these stories special. Many have some sort of loss at the center, personal or cultural. All of them show connections and relationships between people. The emotions of the characters are explored, and shown in the way they interact with each other.
Guterson is a wonderful writer and this collection shows his range.
I think my favourite was the final story, Hush, which shows the developing relationship between an ill and aging man and the young woman he hires to walk his dog.

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