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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”.



About the Author:

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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