Compression Scars

Compression Scars The eleven stories in Kellie Wells s debut collection cover a wide range of eccentric characters from a young girl experiencing her friend s strange demise to a set of opposite sex conjoined twins For

  • Title: Compression Scars
  • Author: Kellie Wells
  • ISBN: 9780820324319
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The eleven stories in Kellie Wells s debut collection cover a wide range of eccentric characters from a young girl experiencing her friend s strange demise to a set of opposite sex conjoined twins Forced to deal with the debilitating confines of the physical world usually manifest in some kind of deformity or affliction, from compression scars to mysterious blue skin WThe eleven stories in Kellie Wells s debut collection cover a wide range of eccentric characters from a young girl experiencing her friend s strange demise to a set of opposite sex conjoined twins Forced to deal with the debilitating confines of the physical world usually manifest in some kind of deformity or affliction, from compression scars to mysterious blue skin Wells s characters struggle to transcend their existential disappointments and find some way and someone to love.In the title story, Ivy and her best friend Duncan struggle to understand their mortality as Ivy learns of his potentially fatal internal scarring caused by a moped accident As Ivy says, Things can get so strange so fast, and they frequently do in Wells s stories But Ivy and Duncan help each other escape their frightening, difficult world, if only momentarily, through imagination, good humor, and closeness Godlight addresses most specifically the questions that are evident in all the stories Do you believe in God, and do you believe in reincarnation Jonas, the Hyatt Regency Hotel s live in light bulb replacement man, encounters two different characters a child who lives in the hotel and a woman who claims that her identity has been altered for the Witness Protection Program who ponder these questions Meanwhile, Jonas is left wondering what has really become of his missing daughter, Emma.The physical world is brought into question frequently in this collection, and in My Guardian, Claire, we see what can happen when someone tries to transcend it and succeeds During a s ance to reach the narrator s late mother, Claire reaches the spirit world and never truly returns The narrator tries desperately to retrieve Claire through a hilarious trip to the Exotic Animal Drive Thru Paradise.Compression Scars is an eloquent and original collection that vibrantly captures the oddities of both the everyday and the out of this world.

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      Published :2018-08-24T13:58:07+00:00

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    1. Kellie Wells never ceases to amaze me! Her work is brilliant and inimitable! The language and the characters are exquisite and her statements on life are vast and unique! I am a fan for life!Quotes: "I lived knowing I made myself up. You dreamt I was real. The story ends here where I am a hole you look into to see yourself. Because I am nothing, I can make you believe.""a braid of bodies across the continent spelling out, with twisted limbs, a language I hoped my country would not have to speak. [...]

    2. Brilliant and original, this is a book you do not want to miss! All of the stories in this unusual collection made me wish I wrote them!

    3. A friend who seems to have similar taste in books (hi Pete!) gave this a glowing review, but it came with a warning: "not for everyone." and.ho boy, were these stories not for me. I couldn't bring myself to finish. (I stopped in the middle of "Star-eyed Dog," fwiw.) I usually give books I didn't finish 1 star, but this didn't exhibit any incompetence or anything and 1 star seems harsh. It's mostly a style thing, I think. I found the super long sentences exhausting. Some of the writing is beautif [...]

    4. Kellie Wells is an impressive wordsmith. Though a few of the stories in this collection were slightly too nebulous and dreamy in their plotting, they were all inspiring since even in her weaker stories, Kellie can craft such beautiful scenarios. Here's what I mean: "Alison stares at her mother's tanned forearms, the fine white mist of hair that covers them. She wonders what she was doing at the time her mother was cultivating this tan, at the time bursts of melanin were blooming beneath her moth [...]

    5. Honestly, I wanted to give this book three stars but didn't allow myself to because Pete gave it 5 so there must be something I'm missing. It's the type of fiction where everything is boiling hot and fucked up and non sequitur, which is a style that drives me BONKERS. It's like a series of stories woven only out of adolescent feelings -- super intense, super scattered, sometimes very creepy. My favorite story was Sherman and the Swan.

    6. this writing exudes actual heat, like fever heat. it is literally the opposite of a beach read, like freaky witchy forest read. it took me a while to get through, just because of the intense, almost suffocating imagery and emotion in every story. not for everybody -- it's a little creepy in places -- but masterful.

    7. One of my favorite writers. Prose so luminous, it should be constructed with Lite-Brite pegs and cathode electrical discharge tubes rather than inked font on paper fiber. Sherman the Swan is one of my favorite short stories in all the world. (It's the eighth story in this collection - but you'll want to read all eleven - each one an opalescent beauty.)

    8. Loved the title story! Thought the rest were well-written, but seemed not nearly as deeply felt by the author. The story about the conjoined twins was cool in theory, but as a reader, I simply was not engaged. Can't wait to read Kellie's next book, though.

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