Ordinary. There’s lots of insight into human nature and behavior in the twenty one short stories in a collection by Tim Gautreaux titled, Signals. With great skill, Gautreaux unveils the ways in which ordinary lives reveal truth about who we are and why we do what we do. Mostly set in Louisiana, the working people in these stories can be found everywhere in the world, and through Gautreaux’ finely written prose and tightly structured stories, we learn about ourselves in the episodes of the authentic lives described in these stories. We live most of lives in very ordinary ways, and there’s always more depth behind what seems on the surface to be all there is.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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