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Better Than You Did When You Were Alive: Bonnie ZoBell Reviews Heather Fowler
Date of Review: 
Sep.01.2011
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Reviewer: 
Bonnie ZoBell
Source: 
Gently Read Literature

Heather Fowler is Kafka in drag, an American Marquez. If you are looking for a safe little book, one that lines up neatly with other short story collections being published today, then Heather Fowler’s SUSPENDED HEART is not the collection for you. It is a book about the fervor of love, yes, but also about the devastation and danger surrounding such a seemingly pleasurable emotion. What really wins the reader over, though, is the way she tells the story. The plots in these tales are magical, as in magical realism. Some poor girl in the title story literally loses her heart while down at the nearby mall.

Suspended Heart by Heather Fowler