Friday, February 17, 2012

Day Forty-Eight: "Falling Out of Love" by Larry Brown


A young man and his girlfriend go their separate ways alongside a highway when their car gets two flat tires. Told from the point of view of the man after concluding an argument with his girlfriend and then contemplating life without her, this short story is rich in voice and in characterizations about the South and its small world of drugs and sex and spats and dirt roads and oak trees.

I'll definitely read more from his collection "Big Bad Love." I didn't want to leave these characters on the page so I can only imagine what his others would show me.

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