Feminist Short Stories in Review: Roar
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Source: from publisher for review
Summary: Some of these were fun, due to whimsy or a pointed exaggeration of real social phenomenon, but others were either too on the nose or simply lacked a plot.
This is a set of short stories that center women’s lives and focus on issues that primarily concern women. Since this is by Cecelia Ahern, almost every story included some whimsical magical realism. At the same time, one of the collections greatest strengths was the way the author captures the feel of daily life. The small quirks her characters have; the carefully selected details of each setting; and the quotidian moments we observe all enable the author to build a convincing world very quickly. Read more »