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Dusty Book: The Reasons I Won’t Be Coming

It’s gray outside and on the brink of rain today, and I’m in a mood.  So today’s dusty isn’t very cheerful, sorry.

Elliot Perlman’s collection of nine short stories features  a cast of well-developed, emotional and gloomy characters. The Booklist review of The Reasons I Won’t Be Coming states “Perlman’s protagonists bare their souls, frequently through startling yet hauntingly recognizable interior, stream-of-consciousness dialogues that simultaneously reveal the tranquilizing fragility and frightening volatility inherent within conditional relationships. Themes of alienation and betrayal simmer tantalizingly throughout, occasionally bubbling over into gripping dramas”.

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Rebecca Vnuk is the editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach at Booklist. She is also the author of 3 reader’s-advisory nonfiction books: Read On…Women’s Fiction (2009), Women’s Fiction: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests (2014), and Women’s Fiction Authors: A Research Guide (2009). Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_RVnuk.

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