Rachel Trezise novelist and short story writer recommends…

(CLASSIC: from Complete Stories, Faber)

I read recently that O’Connor didn’t know what she was going to do with the bible salesman when she introduced him. It’s almost impossible to believe that since the structure of the story is utterly perfect; I want to believe it though.

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(MODERN: from Close Range: Wyoming Stories, 4th Estate)

Savage and decadent but brimming with enthralling language and insight.

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