Academic journal article Colorado Review: a journal of contemporary literature

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Academic journal article Colorado Review: a journal of contemporary literature

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It's hard to even imagine spring as I write this introduction at the end of January, when ice and snow abound and I can hardly recall what the world looks like with leaves on its trees. But by the time this issue reaches your hands, it will be spring, and what a treat we have for you in celebration of the new season. In Nick Voges's "Purity Ball" we have the story of a young girl who is repelled further from her father despite his efforts to draw her closer as her mother dies. Laura Winther brings us a delightfully depressed road-trip narrative, "No Questions Asked," taking us from Michigan to California as a recently fired factory worker tries to find some perspective. And James Alan Gill returns to CR with "Redemption," another installment from his Matin County chronicles, a kind of Winesburg, Ohio series set in contemporary rural Illinois. From Bill Capossere, whose powerful memoir/astronomy essays have appeared here twice before, we have a new piece that explores black holes and Alzheimer's disease. S. L. Wisenberg shares her wry reflections on dealing with breast cancer in an excerpt from The Adventures of Cancer Bitch, recently published by University of Iowa Press. …

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