Like a House on Fire is one of the standout stories comes toward the end of the collection. True to the collection’s title, each piece exhibits a strong, clearly defined voice, delivered in a range of forms. The stories we tell ourselves are not formed in a vacuum, but they are also not set in stone; these writers illustrate that stories are meant to be interrogated, and truths are meant to be told.
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NOW!!!” her son laughed so loudly he woke up his older brother, who then demanded water and cough drops. The morning that followed had been a shit show on every possible level (had Merit known that excessive consumption “might have a laxative effect,” she might’ve thought twice before giving a four-year-old an entire bag of sugar-free lozenges to take back to bed with him). And even though Merit had told Cory over a week ago that her big interview was that morning at nine, her husband had neglected to mention that he had to be at work early and couldn’t take Jude to school. Consequently, Merit spent the entirety of her morning trying to get her sons bathed, fed, dressed, out the door, and into the bird-crap-covered Subaru she meant to have washed before her interview, and zero time preparing for the interview
she was lucky to have gotten and really didn’t want to fuck up.So, as luxurious as it might have felt to be sitting alone and reading a gorgeous magazine in a temperature-controlled room that didn’t smell at all like bodily fluids, Merit wasn’t relaxed. She was so tired her eyes felt like they’d been washed in bleach, and she was nervous. Partly because she needed a job more than she wanted to admit, but mostly because she’d spotted Jane in the conference room a good ten minutes before Jane came into the lobby and saw her.(“Imagine being me in that moment,” Merit would say when they’d tell the story later. “I’m trying to stay calm and I
Like a House on Fire Summary
A beautiful novel with unique and majestic story. The beauty of this novel is that it contains numerous short stories that entertain the reader from beginning till the last word of the novel. All the characters of the novel are unique and refreshing.. It’s a unique novel in numerous ways, and yet, of course, its themes are universal. No doubt this novel is a truly original and well informed creation. Its tremendous story make this novel more interesting. n extremely powerful story. This theme, which has implications far beyond the obvious racial parallel, is skillfully handled. Got the chills so many times toward the end of this book. It completely blew my mind. It managed to surpass my high expectations and be nothing at all like I expected.
Details About Like a House on Fire
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam’s Sons (April 26, 2022)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0593331826
- ISBN-13 : 978-0593331828
- Item Weight : 1.19 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.19 x 1.07 x 9.27 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #31,478 in Books
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