Review- A girl goes into the forest by Pag Pursell #earc#edelweissplus#ebook#shortstories

Title – A girl goes into the forest

Author- Peg Alford Pursell

Publisher- Dzanc books

Pages- 136

Genre- Short stories, feminism

My rating- 3.5/5

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Publishing date-night July, 2019

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This is collection of small stories.

Stories are diverse, different, dark and painful. Female psyche and suffering is main theme of stories .

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Each story starts and ends with some unanswered questions and some deep longing that is unfulfilled. Human loneliness in the centre of crowd is highlighted with dark themed stories.

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Relation of daughter or wife or girlfriend with their male counterparts and society is depicted with poetic prose and precision.

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Once you start a story you naturally glide through pages. size of stories is varying with few lines to 10 pages.
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Characters are diverse and complex and their ruminations require reader’s focus to decipher. It is a book that you need to give your time to understand it.
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Whether characters loose or win is not focus of the stories but they aim to describe in minute detail whatever is happening to the character.

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I liked dialogue of a daughter to her dying mother,” Don’t die till I no longer disappoint you.”
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It is a fast read. Small chapters are hard to decipher sometimes. Feminism is hard base of the book and forest is metaphor for different circumstances that fall upon suffering girls.
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Certainly a different kind of set of shot stories touching different parts of feminism and our society.
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Thanks edelweiss plus and publisher for review copy.

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