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The Owl That Carries Us Away

Stories

2018 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Short Stories (Adult Fiction)
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These 29 short and short-short stories, set largely in the contemporary Midwest, echo such primal struggles as mortality, the hunt, growing up with parents who face desperation, and just-out-of-reach dreams for the future. Ramspeck never flinches as his characters confront violence, cruelty, love, and tragedy in ways that are as surprising as they are unsentimental.