Fiction. Women's Studies. Described in a Kirkus starred review as "a triumphant, probing debut with literary and mass market appeal," RIVER TALK introduces an unforgettable array of characters. A woman reconsiders her decision to enter a polygamous marriage; an Iraq War veteran struggles to reclaim compromised relationships; a taxidermist plies his trade to woo the woman he loves; a Somali refugee takes a job at the local mill to support her family. In surefooted and emotionally deft prose, Anderson explores loss and desire, regret and hope. Everywhere we are reminded of all that a single life contains.
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CB Anderson is a cross-genre writer whose work has appeared in The Iowa Review, North American Review, Literal Latte, Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton & Co.), The Christian Science Monitor, Redbook, Boston Magazine, usatoday.com and elsewhere. A collection of stories, RIVER TALK, was published by C&R Press in 2014. Winner of numerous prizes, including the New Millennium Award, the Crazyhorse Prize, and the Mark Twain Award for short fiction, Anderson has also received two Pushcart nominations. A sixth-generation native of Maine, she was born in Bangor and raised in a village on the Androscoggin River. She lives with her family in Maine and Massachusetts, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate writing at Boston University.Author City: BOSTON, MA USA