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Criminals : love stories

Author: Valerie Trueblood
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Each of the fifteen stories asks two defining questions: What kind of love story is this? as well as, Who here is exactly what kind of criminal? In "His Rank," an armed man enters a bar to claim the girl he understands to be his destiny only to be told she has, the weekend before, married someone else. In "Skylab," in which lovers have run away together to work medical relief in Malaysia, the young woman is reading  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Short stories
Romantic suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Trueblood
ISBN: 9781619026186 161902618X
OCLC Number: 911365068
Description: 245 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Bride of the black duck --
His rank --
Skylab --
Astride --
Kisses --
You would be good --
Da capo --
The war poem --
Lightning --
Aiken --
Americans love dogs --
Sleepover --
The ivey field --
Novel of Rose --
Criminals.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Valerie Trueblood.

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Each of the fifteen stories asks two defining questions: What kind of love story is this? as well as, Who here is exactly what kind of criminal? In "His Rank," an armed man enters a bar to claim the girl he understands to be his destiny only to be told she has, the weekend before, married someone else. In "Skylab," in which lovers have run away together to work medical relief in Malaysia, the young woman is reading the Koran to learn what it says about adulterers even as she waits for satellite debris to rain down on her. She'll be punished, won't she, for the crime of happiness? And in "The Bride of the Black Duck" a new widow falls in love with an entire complicated family in her neighborhood, with whom she's suddenly, irrevocably plighted her troth: she is theirs, just as they are hers. In Criminals the stories are linked by theme, the characters often tender, movingly, but flawed.

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