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The Color Master: Stories: 08/20/14
Stephanie who works at my neighborhood book shop knows my reading tastes so well, that she often either predicts my wish list choices, or remembers books on the list better than I do. If I had the money to just give her a budget, I would have her pick the best-for-me new releases sight unseen.
In the case of The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender, she handed me the copy bought for display as it came out of the box. I had completely loved Girl in the Flammable Skirt and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake but I hadn't mentioned either to her.
The Color Master is a collection of short stories that are somewhere in between magical realism and slice of life. Some are just one step removed from contemporary life. Others are in the realm of fantasy or even the surreal. These are stories that need to be experienced, one or two a night over the course of about a month. Read, think, digest. Repeat.