The fictional town of Cross River, Maryland links the short stories in the collection by Rion Amilcar Scott titled, The World Doesn’t Require You
. This town was founded by those who led a successful slave revolt, and this alternative history is written with great skill and creativity. There’s some magical realism on these pages, and a lively cast of characters across a long time frame. Each story is told with great care, and Scott provides such depth of understanding about loneliness that it might take your breath away. Readers looking for well written and creative stories should consider reading this collection.
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