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It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories
by Ramona Reeves
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2023
Cloth: 978-0-8229-4749-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-8924-0 | Paper: 978-0-8229-6710-1

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Happiness and connection prove fickle in this debut collection of eleven linked stories introducing Babbie and Donnie. She is a thrice-divorced former call girl, and he is a sobriety-challenged trucker turned yogi. Along with their community of exes, in-laws, and coworkers, Babbie and Donnie share a longing to reforge their lives, a task easier said than done in Mobile, Alabama, which bears its own share of tainted history. Despite overwhelming challenges and the ever-looming specters of status, race, and class, the characters in It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories strive for versions of the American dream through modern and often unconventional means. Told with humor and honesty, these stories remind us not only about the fallibility of being human and the resistance of some to change but also about finding redemption in unlikely places.


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