Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The UnAmericans. It’s usually a steep challenge for writers to develop characters fully within the confined space of the short story. Antopol’s characters are so deeply developed that I re-read at least two of these stories to see how she achieved so much complexity within just a few pages. Many of the stories explore the theme of identity, and Antopol drew me into some of the deep questions she explores, and made me feel deeply for the situations faced by her characters. Fans of short stories are those readers most likely to enjoy this finely written collection. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The UnAmericans from amazon.com.