Radio Belly

Radio Belly

Stories

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of short stories includes the tale of a young woman whose post-appendectomy stomach starts transmitting strange radio signals, and a young professional who is suddenly unable to control unusual new appetites.

Perseus Publishing
In the surreal world of Buffy Cram's stories, someone or something slips beneath the skin of her already beleaguered characters. Stealing into their worlds, it rearranges the familiar into something strange and possibly threatening, making off with their emotional and even physical goods.

A smug suburbanite becomes obsessed with the 'hybrids,' the wandering mob of intellectual vagrants overrunning his complacent little cul de sac, snacking on pate and reciting poetry; a father and daughter's post-apocalyptic Pacific island civilization, built of floating garbage and sustained entirely by rubber, is beginning to fray, literally, revealing something disastrously like moss beneath its smooth synthetic skin; following an appendectomy, a young woman's belly starts transmitting what sound like Russian radio signals.

Inhabited, occupied, possessed--suddenly, the world as they knew it is no longer quite recognizable, not to mention safe-if it actually was safe before. But it's the surprising, often revelatory ways in which Cram's characters navigate through these strange new landscapes that imbues these stories with complexity, grace and luster.


Baker
& Taylor

This collection of short stories from the Pushcart Prize-nominated author includes the tale of a young woman whose post-appendectomy stomach starts transmitting strange radio signals and a young professional who is suddenly unable to control strange new appetites. Original.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2012
Description: 215 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781553659020
1553659023
Branch Call Number: Cram

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everydayathena
Jul 25, 2012

I haven't read the book yet, but I think it's unfair that someone posted a "1" rating and gave no explanation. That's a pretty horrid rating to leave - what's the justification?

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