You May See A Stranger
StoriesBook - 2016
This collection of linked stories spans the life of Miranda Weber from her teens through her late 40s. Miranda Weber is a hot mess. In Paula Whyman's debut collection of stories, we find her hoarding duct tape to ward off terrorists, stumbling into a drug run with a crackhead, and--frequently--enduring the bad behavior of men. A drivers' education class pulsing with racial tension is the unexpected context of her sexual awakening. As she comes of age, and in the three decades that follow, the potential for violence always hovers nearby. Miranda can be lascivious, sardonic, and maddeningly self-destructive, but, no matter what befalls her, she never loses her sharp wit or powers of observation, which illuminate both her own life and her strange, unsettling times.
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press, 2016.
Branch Call Number: FIC WHYMAN, PAULA
Characteristics: 202 pages ; 23 cm