U S Short Stories

A Failure to Communicate by S. Andrea Allen

By S. Andrea Allen

A Failure to speak, S. Andrea Allen's debut selection of brief fiction and essays, makes a speciality of how conversation, or the shortcoming thereof, affects Black women's lives. The tales variety from the funny to the heartbreaking: one girl wins a bake-off simply because her co-worker misunderstands the competition; an obese girl ultimately learns to like herself, although it capacity leaving her girlfriend.

A teen displays on his mother's lack of ability to debate her melancholy; a girl realizes that her accomplice has been hiding a playing habit, and has to make your mind up no matter if to assist her or keep herself. the ladies during this assortment are usually silenced, yet Allen imbues them with a voice that calls for to be heard.

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