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By Anne Finger

Imagine a Hollywood come across among Helen Keller and Frida Kahlo, “two woman icons of disability.” Or the tale of “Moby Dick, or, The Leg,” instructed from Ahab’s point of view. What if Vincent Van Gogh resided in a twentieth-century long island resort, surviving on foodstuff stamps and direct communications with God? Or if the dwarf pictured in a seventeenth-century portray through Velazquez may still inform her tale? And, ultimately, think the come across among David and Goliath from the Philistine’s element of view.
These are the characters who humans background and fable as counterpoints to the “normal.” and they're additionally the characters who populate Anne Finger’s extraordinary brief tales. Affecting yet by no means sentimental, ironic yet by no means cynical, those splendidly wealthy and comedian stories reimagine existence past the margins of “normality.”

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