Love Is No Small Thing: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction) by Meghan Kenny

By Meghan Kenny

Meghan Kenny’s debut assortment, Love isn't any Small Thing, offers readers an meeting of keenly drawn characters each one navigating the realm trying to find an realizing of affection in its many kinds and complexities—be it romantic, parental, elusive, or everlasting. A father may perhaps educate his teenage son “Hearts holiday easy,” yet as Kenny’s characters detect, realizing a tremendous fact approximately love is not any replacement for experiencing it.

In the name tale, a girl learns of her boyfriend’s infidelity on Halloween evening and contemplates misplaced years, concealments, and the trouble of strolling away. An Idaho cameraman and his cross-dressing, sky-diving son attempt to locate universal flooring in “All those wonderful Boys.” a primary date on the Corkscrew Swamp poultry Sanctuary turns into anything else altogether in “Sanctuary,” and in “Heartbreak Hotel,” a father swaps tales of disappointments and losses together with his daughter and an undesirable passenger on a cross-country highway journey. all through this assortment, Kenny’s characters attempt to bridge the space among what they anticipated in their lives and what they've got obtained. they try to appreciate their very own identities and the price of the relationships they've got or wish, with effects which are humorous and poignant in equivalent measure.

Employing minimalist language and character-driven storytelling, Meghan Kenny grapples with love in all its messiness and uncertainty, revealing very important truths in regards to the vagaries of the human middle and setting up Kenny as a colourful new voice within the American literary landscape.

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