Gone South and Other Ways to Disappear

Gone South and Other Ways to Disappear

Short Stories

Book - 2014
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A collection of eight sharply imaginative short stories that focus on women's relationships with their bodies, their lovers, their female friends and their health. An overweight cubicle worker takes a diet pill and loses forty pounds in eight hours; newly thin, her relationships with other women begin to change. A bossy stay-at-home mom's husband leaves her for a younger woman, and while she's trying to make sense of her suddenly altered life, she has an otherworldly experience. A young therapist struggles to face her terminal cancer diagnosis as her body slowly gives out. While on vacation in Italy, a successful copy editor who wants to escape from her life follows a stranger home.
Publisher: Salt Spring Island, BC :, Mother Tongue Publishing Limited,, [2014]
Description: 188 pages ; 20 cm
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781896949390
Branch Call Number: Legg


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michellineshev May 10, 2015

Yes, I too thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found the stories and characters so interesting. I found I could relate so deeply to many of the women's experiences and I couldn't put the book down until I reached the end of their stories. I cannot wait to read more of Julia Leggett's work. Stay healthy, keep digging deep and don't stop writing!!!!

LaughingOne Feb 27, 2015

These short stories are well written and very interesting. Some have imaginative takes on women's lives, some portray major changes in the women's lives. The last story so closely mirrored what happened with a very dear friend that it was hard for me to read. I recommend this collection.

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