Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere

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November 2020, no. 426
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Rose Lucas reviews 'Dreams They Forgot' by Emma Ashmere

Dreams They Forgot

by Emma Ashmere

Wakefield Press, $24.95 pb, 240 pp

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Dreams They Forgot by Emma Ashmere

by
November 2020, no. 426

A short story collection can have much in common with a collection of poetry, where each story pivots on attention to something particular and arresting – an image, a memory, the encounters with strangeness or beauty that can occur in a life. Individual stories build delicately towards such a moment, then fall away quickly, willing a reader to engage with feeling and suggestion rather than the comprehensiveness of narrative.

Emma Ashmere’s short story collection Dreams They Forgot is subtle and evocative in this way; her stories move both on internal trajectories of revelation and in relation to each other, incrementally building a richly nuanced fabric of story, character, and pinpoints of life experience.

Rose Lucas reviews 'Dreams They Forgot' by Emma Ashmere

Dreams They Forgot

by Emma Ashmere

Wakefield Press, $24.95 pb, 240 pp

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