So I got this advanced reading copy from NetGalley and it will be published in March 2011. The book contains a bunch of short stories and what I've read so far is really good! I'll be posting a review and a Q&A with the author in March. This way the review can be part of the publication-machine.The stories in William Lychack’s dazzling new collection, The Architect of Flowers, explore the inevitable distance between people in loving relationships. With minute and perfect details, Lychack observes the overlooked moments of everyday life—the small failings between parents and children, the long-held secrets in married life—to find hope in the darkest of situations. A small town policeman steels himself to shoot a family’s injured dog; an old woman secretly trains a crow to steal for her; a pregnant woman brings home a box full of chicks to raise in the yard; a hybridizer’s wife discovers the perfect lie to bring her family magically together again. Lychack’s characters yearn to re-enchant the world, to turn the ordinary and profane into the sacred and beautiful again, to make beauty serve as an antidote to grief. From ghostwriter to ghost runners to ghosts in a chapel, these stories are extraordinary portraits of life’s tender humiliations as well as its sharp rude jolts.Summary from Goodreads.
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