[EPUB] ↠ Aliens & Other Stories | by ↠ Kathleen Wheaton #2020


  • Title: Aliens & Other Stories
  • Author: Kathleen Wheaton
  • ISBN: 9780931846717
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback

  • Aliens & Other Stories By Kathleen Wheaton The characters in Kathleen Wheaton s linked stories are exiles from their native countries, their families, their objects of desire Political refugees from Argentina s dirty war, survivors of a Cuban shipwreck and of Franco s Spain all navigate life as foreigners, whether in Madrid, Buenos Aires or suburban Washington, D.C With wry, nuanced compassion, Wheaton followsThe characters in Kathleen Wheaton s linked stories are exiles from their native countries, their families, their objects of desire Political refugees from Argentina s dirty war, survivors of a Cuban shipwreck and of Franco s Spain all navigate life as foreigners, whether in Madrid, Buenos Aires or suburban Washington, D.C With wry, nuanced compassion, Wheaton follows these resilient people as they reconcile the absurdities of contemporary life with a legacy of dislocation, loss and longing.
    Kathleen Wheaton
    Kathleen Wheaton was born in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up in California She majored in English and Spanish at Stanford University and later received an MFA from Boston University She is married to NPR reporter David Welna and they have two sons She speaks Spanish and Portuguese and works as an interpreter of those languages for the Montgomery County public school system She lives in Bethesda, Maryland.Kathleen Wheaton s first collection of short stories, Aliens and Other Stories, won the Washington Writers Publishing House prize in 2013 and will appear in October of this year Her short stories have appeared in Narrative, New South, the Balti Review, Flyway, and other publications, as well as the anthologies Flash Fiction Forward Norton, 2005 and Amazing Graces Paycock Press 2012 She has been awarded three grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and has received awards from the Balti Review and Redbook and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.Kathleen has also won two Society of Professional Journalists Dateline Awards for profiles of public radio host Diane Rehm and mezzo soprano Denyce Graves Both articles were published in Bethesda Magazine She has lived and worked as a journalist in Madrid, San Sebastian, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and Tepoztlan, Mexico, and has published articles and interviews in The New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the San Francisco Examiner, The Paris Review, Town Country, and Smithsonian.

    Aliens & Other Stories By Kathleen Wheaton

    Commentaires:

    Azahara Arenas (Living in Our Own Story Blog)
    When JKS Communications offered me to review Wheaton s book, I checked the synopsis and I instantly said yes Do you know why Because despite it is not the genre I usually read, I love reading books that deal with Spanish or Latino American issues because it make me feel that they know about us.Aliens Other Stories is a collection of short stories focused on Spanish or South American characters, war refugees, exiles They are aliens in other countries who are taking a burden with them political is [...]

    Anastasia
    A fantastic collection of short stories funny, interesting, and composed of many great immigrant bi national bilingual characters attempting to straddle two worlds.

    Rachel
    Short story writers have a difficult task creating interesting characters and satisfying plots in a very limited number of pages Most authors are successful in one of these tasks than the other Fortunately, Kathleen Wheaton manages to do both in her first collection Aliens Other Stories Washington Writer s Publishing House Wheaton s skill becomes clear in the very first tale, the three page You Don t Know Anything, about a mother and son who escaped from Nazi Germany to Argentina Although only [...]

    Katy
    Book Info Genre Short story anthology fictionReading Level AdultRecommended for people who enjoy short fiction, interesting storiesTrigger Warnings infidelityMy Thoughts This is not the sort of book I would ordinarily read, and I m not really certain why I agreed to review it, but I m glad I did It s not obvious how every single story links up, but several of them are quite easy to track due to shared characters.Each story was well written and fascinating, an insight into how it feels to not bel [...]

    Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
    Did I enjoy this book I did enjoy this book.The stories were short and interesting Yet they felt real There were a few times while reading Aliens Other Stories that I felt like a was reading non fiction essays about actual people That was impressive to me, that Ms Wheaton could make me forget that I was reading fiction, even if for a moment The stories and characters were memorable But the order of the stories puzzles me a bit I m not sure why they were sequenced as they were There are character [...]

    Lesley Krueger
    Incisive and thought provoking This collection of lightly linked short stories creates a community of people with ties to both Latin America and the suburbs of Washington The dirty war in Argentina, a philanderer, children who bring and lose hope the stories touch on deep topics with grace and sensitivity I loved finding references to characters from earlier stories appear in later ones, each brief mention adding untold depth Wonderful work We ll hear from Kathleen Wheaton.

    Julie Schoerke
    I love short story collections and this author absolutely delivers I feel like I ve taken short trips and made strong connections with each story and getting into the lives albeit for a short period of these amazing characters There is a reason that this is an award winning collection

    Michael B Tager
    I quite like this The stories were gently connected through character some were husbands daughters lovers of early narrators and strongly connected through theme Ex pats and refugees, Kathleen Wheaton did a great job of burrowing into what makes them all tick.

    Caroline Kubale
    This was written by a woman who was a good friend of Kevin s in HS I just bought it on.

    Burgi Zenhaeusern
    Really enjoyed these loosely connected stories, their psychological depth, and perceptiveness.

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