Sunday, November 30, 2008
Who I Was Supposed To Be
This is Susan Perabo's first work. Her short stories are quirky and totally engaging.
An aging actor invites his father to visit and finds out that he is a jewel thief. A couple of kids kill the school bully and have to live with it. A woman spends her inheritance on one of Princess Diana's dresses. When Diana dies the woman has to make a decision about whether to sell it. Perabo's style is clear and spare and this collection is comprised of strong stories. I enjoyed reading them.