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The Winter without Milk By Jane Avrich

The Winter without Milk

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Avrich explores the perils of desire in these 15 brilliant stories. Here are characters irresistibly attracted to excess--material, emotional, spiritual--who must in the end choose between a life of self-indulgence and a life of self-control.

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Avrich's sentances are acute and piercing, giving these stories a striking delicacy and a confidence that is impossible to ignore. The New York Times Book Review

Deftly written...[Avrich] balances skillfully between the fantastical and the real...keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The Washington Post

Rich, wonderfully origianl writing...Highly descriptive, epigrammatic prose, literary allusions, and folkloric references offer complex, rewarding reading. Booklist, ALA

Playful inventiveness and a fluid prose style...Stories astonish as much as they entertain. Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Exceptional...Full of telling details, wickedly so...lives up to the promise of it's elegantly odd title...Distinctive. NPR - Fresh Air

About Jane Avrich

Jane Avrich's stories have appeared in Harper's Magazine, Paris Review, Ploughshares, Story, and other journals and have been nominated for The Best American Short Stories. She is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Born and raised in New York, she received her bachelor's degree from Harvard and her master's from Columbia. A teacher for thirteen years, she teaches English at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn and lives in Manhattan.

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The Winter without Milk: Stories / Jane Avrich. by Jane Avrich
Jane Avrich
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.