Cat Brushing

In her first story collection, Jane Campbell’s witty, lean prose calls to mind the calculated directness of Ernest Hemingway and the furious expressiveness of Joyce Carol Oates.

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Review of ‘Cat Brushing’

Forging an entire short fiction collection around a single theme—and delivering one truly original tale after another—is trickier than it sounds. It's too easy to fall into the trap of repetition and rhythm, making each tale read like the last one, just with the serial numbers filed off. Jane Campbell's first book,…

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