Book ‘Total: Stories’ by Rebecca Miller

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Rebecca Miller returns to short fiction for the first time since her collection of stories, Personal Velocity, with the arresting, darkly prescient Total. But to get back to my subject. Of the little moment when I went the wrong way, from promising young woman to flotsam, to extraneousness ― like the strands that rub off a ribbon and that you cut away. Each of the seven stories in Total is a full world, painted with vivid strokes, one whose people and questions stay with the reader long after the story has ended and the book has been closed. Joad, one of the first characters we meet, finds onionskin pages crammed in a locked desk drawer while refurbishing a Hudson Valley farmhouse with her husband; the terrifying words on the fragile...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 12, 2022)  Pages: 192 pages  ISBN-10: 0374299110  ISBN-13: 978-0374299118  ASIN:‎ B09CNDYLKD

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About the author: Rebecca Miller is the author of the short-story collection Personal Velocity, her feature-film adaptation of which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (FSG, 2008), which she also adapted for the screen. She lives in New York and Ireland with her family.