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Tracie's Revenge & Other Stories
Guernica Editions, Spring 2012
128 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550713657
ISBN10: 1550713655
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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A classic short fiction writer, Wade Bell lets his characters do the talking for him, electing to stay in the background. His style is simple but he's not afraid to pry open the heart of a character and expose it for all the world to see. Bell's latest collection features a young wife who deliberately sets up her husband to kill or be killed; a struggling artist who is picked up by a mysterious six-foot woman at a bar; a girlfriend called Jupiter Moon; and a drill instructor who gets his kicks ordering a seven-year-old to march.
She was pinch-mouthed, somewhat paranoid and -- or, at least, as she'd often been told -- completely inconsiderate of anyone's feelings except, at times, those of her son ...

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