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  • There Were Bears and Rumors of Bears is a collection of stories that explores spiritual injury and recovery using a variety of interior and exterior narrative approaches to depict the profane and sacred, the mundane and non-ordinary, aspects of experience. In each story, the characters encounter situations in the physical world, and sometimes beyond the physical world, that create a pressure that forces them up against or through aspects of their emotional makeup causing profound changes. In "Where is the Sleeping Joe Bower. . ." a dream narrative is used as a springboard for interpretation and examination of the psyche of the dreamer, who is outside of the story. "The Hamburger U" offers a portrait of a young girl that is grounded in consensus reality, using elements of personal biography to offer an explanation for her depression and a death to suggest the distance she has to travel to escape the condition. "Riding the Sit Bones" and "There Were Bears..." show the transforming power of male and female relationships on the psyche. "By this Gospel..." and "Bb" speculate about the role of ancestry in the present emotional and spiritual conditions of the protagonists. "Some Things You Lose" honors the day to day struggles inherent in overcoming broken relationships and addiction, and "Greektown" juxtaposes violence and non-ordinary metaphysical experience. The collection is held together by a poetry of voice and examination of specific detail that is common to all of the stories, although the points of view and characters change.
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