BkMk Press Books

Necessary Lies

Stories

by Bakken, Kerry Neville

Price: $15.95, 199 pages

ISBN: 9781886157569, 2006

 

Winner of the G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, Selected by Hilary Masters

Winner, of the Devil's Kitchen Reading Prize

Bronze Award, ForeWord Reviews Book of the year

Silver Award, Independent Publisher Book Awards

 

Fiction. Bakken's territory in this debut collection of short stories is the degraded suburbs of Long Island, where the small acts of neglect and violence often lead to more insidious, though necessary, lies, lies necessary to sustain intimacy and love. "Fully imagined, deeply felt, remarkably alert, and powerfully realized, the stories in NECESSARY LIES are all about finding the truth," writes Frederick Busch. "Ms. Bakken's storytelling turns the clumsiness of human need into remarkable grace."

Interview with Kerry Neville Bakken.

 

Published 2006

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