Invite (Iowa Short Fiction Award) by Glen Pourciau

By Glen Pourciau

Intense internal and outer monologues resonate throughout the lives of Glen Pourciau’s characters. We listen the voice of a guy who won't cease conversing, the voice of a guy who doesn't are looking to speak, the voice of a guy surprised into silence by way of his unexpected know-how of a wish he didn't recognize he felt, and the voice of a guy suffering to just accept his approaching death.

Inhabiting an outwardly bland panorama that overlays inner questions and habitual confusion, the narrators of those ten intensely felt tales attempt to appreciate their diverse predicaments. Conflicts with pals come up, troubling stories go back, suspicions and fears lead humans into remoted corners as distances open up inside of them and round them. And in these open areas, the occasionally funny, occasionally obsessive voices proceed their quest. within the ultimate tale, “Deep Wilderness,” the voices appear to fragment as a kinfolk comes apart.

While his characters fight to come back to phrases with their internal desolate tract, Glen Pourciau’s spare, riveting voice continues a continuing presence. Invite is a debut assortment that speaks volumes.  

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