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Matters Familiar by Mr. E. G. Fabricant

Matters Familiar

by Mr. E. G. Fabricant

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This book is a collection of 12 stories by E. G, Fabricant. I really enjoyed reading them. Each story was unique in circumstance and characters. I felt the author did a good job building the characters and I really liked the storylines. It was refreshing to find a collection that was very interesting without wild fantasies or bizarre gimmicks.
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  jwood652 | Sep 28, 2013 |
This is a collection of 13 short stories. Unfortunately, 12 of them are not very interesting. They are about selfish people doing selfish things. I really didn't care about them.

Surprisingly, the other story was pretty good. It concerned a group of high school girls playing softball. I liked that story.

Maybe I am just not cool and modern enough to have enjoyed this book. Probably not. It was just a collection of uninteresting stories. ( )
  dougbq | Jul 27, 2013 |
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Matters Familiar is an anthology of short stories, offering 12 tales from inside complex contemporary relationships featuring parents; kids; convicts; hustlers; lawyers; politicians; and other undesirables:

A small girl, suffocating in the growing culture of fear around her, struggles to take the high ground.
A recently-divorced father sharing custody of his young son learns about parenting in an unlikely place--Death Row.
Adrift in his own life and desperate for a belief system, a young man finds direction and purpose from a surprising source.
Two brothers try to make sense of their lives after their domineering mother's death.
A girls' softball team rebels and instructs parents and coaches in the true spirit and value of competition.
A retired cowgirl, her best friend, and a colorful collection of co-conspirators resort to drugs, kidnapping, and interstate flight to escape the nursing home and reclaim their lives.
A vignette, after infidelity was declared an Olympic sport. [Sexually explicit.]
An amnesiac accident victim recovers more than his health among strangers in a small Southern town.
Two boys, one mother; two lives, lived together, but separated from birth.
A stressed-out, top-dollar attorney complains about the bill and unwittingly becomes his plumber’s Zen pupil.
Worried about his sickly nephew’s future, a dutiful mob soldier finds inspiration an ocean and an age away.
A scandal-plagued politician contemplates suicide, but checks in with his estranged cousin, a journalist, to try to sort things out first.

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