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Unruly Creatures: Stories

Unruly Creatures: Stories Best Read || [Jennifer Caloyeras] - Unruly Creatures: Stories, Unruly Creatures Stories In this collection rife with humor and pathos alienated characters struggle to subvert contain control and even escape their bodies A teenage girl grapples with pubic hair grown wild a biologist

  • Title: Unruly Creatures: Stories
  • Author: Jennifer Caloyeras
  • ISBN: 9781943665785
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback

Unruly Creatures: Stories Best Read || [Jennifer Caloyeras], Unruly Creatures: Stories, Jennifer Caloyeras, Unruly Creatures Stories In this collection rife with humor and pathos alienated characters struggle to subvert contain control and even escape their bodies A teenage girl grapples with pubic hair grown wild a biologist finds herself in love with a gorilla a prisoner yearns to escape her biological destiny In some stories the bodies have surrogates a high school girl babysits an elderIn th Unruly Creatures: Stories Best Read || [Jennifer Caloyeras] - Unruly Creatures: Stories, Unruly Creatures Stories In this collection rife with humor and pathos alienated characters struggle to subvert contain control and even escape their bodies A teenage girl grapples with pubic hair grown wild a biologist

  • Unruly Creatures: Stories Best Read || [Jennifer Caloyeras]
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Unruly Creatures: Stories

About "Jennifer Caloyeras"

  1. Jennifer Caloyeras

    Jennifer Caloyeras is a novelist and short fiction writer living in Los Angeles She holds a M.A in English Literature from California State University Los Angeles and an M.F.A In Creative Writing through the University of British Columbia She is the author of the short fiction collection, Unruly Creatures October 2017 and two young adult novels Strays 2015 and Urban Falcon 2009 Her short stories have been published in Monday Night Literary, Wilde Magazine, Storm Cellar and Booth Jennifer served as writer in residence at the Annenberg in Santa Monica in 2016 and teaches writing at UCLA Extension Writers Program She is available for school visits and book club meetings in person or via Skype.

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  1. These 11 stories feature characters who find themselves in extreme situations and or are let down by their bodies Often, their tentative steps outside their own problematic situations involve making unexpected connections with the animal world a neglected boy learns from a taxidermist, a trainer at the Institute for Privileged Primates is surprised by the depth of her feelings for one of the gorillas in her care, a woman who has just had a double mastectomy empathizes with a cow stuck in the cra [...]



  2. I read Unruly Creatures by Jennifer Caloyeras in one long sitting on a lazy Sunday morning Each of the tales told in this short story collection features an animal, whether it be bird, dolphin, or frog The collection holds for the reader some implication about who the unruly creatures of the stories really are, for the humans in these stories include teenagers coming of age and difficult, often cruel or misbehaving adults.I often find it difficult to read stories about quite awful people that I [...]


  3. Unruly Creatures is a collection of short stories that represents the craft well When I read short stories my favorites tend to feature extraordinary characters and a quiet plot with a bizarre twist These stories fit that mold perfectly Many of them could be slice of life vignettes if not for a little dash of surrealism There s just enough quirkiness that the stories feel both familiar and eerie, making for a memorable read Several stories have stuck with me for days, and I m sure will stand the [...]



  4. This review is provided in exchange for a copy of this title from the author Regardless of how I received it, the following evaluation is an honest one In an additional tidbit of full disclosure, the font in the print book I won was microscopic I had to purchase an expensive e book format to read the title.Cows, frogs, dogs, gorillas, leeches, parrots and a single plant are just a partial list of the flora and fauna with which Jennifer Caloyeras populates her collection of 11 short stories As I [...]


  5. I m typically of a novel fan than a short story fan, but I read an excerpt of the first story in this collection and ended up requesting it.The stories in this collection all have a certain element of uncomfortable weirdness to them Naked adventures with a gorilla, babysitting a doll, a world with a water shortage, and out of control pubic hair are just some examples of the stories that you ll find inside of this collection.For some reason, this slight weirdness kept me hooked I was intrigued b [...]


  6. What drew me initially to Unruly Creatures was the promise of a variety of stories that draw on diverse literary approaches, including magic realism Jennifer Caloyeras delivers on this promise.As is often the case with short story collections, some stand out to me than others, but to the author s credit there is much to choose from here.Probably my favorite story was Plush, with its young protagonist and heartbreaking themes Caloyeras takes a fresh approach to the tale.I enjoyed perusing this s [...]




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