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Forgetting English by Midge Raymond
Date of Review: 
Jun.04.2009
Published Work: 
Reviewer: 
Erika Dreifus, Fiction Writers Review
Source: 
Fiction Writers Review

In her impressive debut collection, Forgetting English, Midge Raymond sets her stories in a variety of locations outside the continental United States. How many other collections can you think of that contain eight stories spanning four continents: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, and North America (mainly Hawaii)? Alongside personal, human histories, Raymond incorporates larger traditions. Marriage rites. Fertility symbols. The meaning of jade. The natural history of the penguin.

In her impressive debut collection, Forgetting English, Midge Raymond sets her stories in a variety of locations outside the continental United States