Ball

Ball

Stories

Book - 2015
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Ball explores the darker edges of love and sex and death, how they are intimately and often violently connected, with bright, vivid stories set mostly in contemporary Los Angeles. In Cactus, a young girl grows to fear the outside world following the freakish, accidental death of her adventure-seeking, naturalist boyfriend in the California desert; in Wig a woman must help her best friend face life-threatening cancer while covering up an unseemly affair with her friend's husband; in Fish, the narrator sits watch over a dying uncle, trying to pay for past sins while administering to his final needs, distracted by the ravenous fish in the Koi pond near the hospital; and in the collection's stunning title story, the bonds of friendship and pet ownership collide in the most startling and unexpected ways.
Publisher: Berkeley : Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint, ©2015
ISBN: 9781593766221
Branch Call Number: ISON
Characteristics: 221 pages ; 23 cm

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