Sudden Traveler: Stories

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Sudden Traveler is a collection of short fiction in which author, Sarah Hall, shines. In these stories, a mythological creature is born from hate, a daughter witnesses her mother’s passing, and a woman chooses where her heart will stop, visiting the place of her most profound memories. Sharp and insightful, these stories ride the line between poetry and reality, finding the beautiful moments in everyday occurrences, the impossible in once-in-a-lifetime events. These are stories that readers can enjoy again and again and find a different nuance each time. Sections of Sudden Traveler read like fairy tales, but go deeper, mining the human experience and finding those beautiful, brutal moments to draw special attention to. There are elements of Flannery O’Connor, Joyce Carol Oates, and Susan Minot, but the stories come together with a power and grace all their own. Sarah Hall is a remarkably precise writer with an ear tuned to capture the essence of the human experience. Sudden Traveler is a luscious and vivid reading experience that is sure to startle, challenge, and absorb its readers. 

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Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Custom House
Publish Date 2019-10-08
ISBN 9780062959225 Buy this Book
Issue December 2019
Category Poetry & Short Stories


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