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By Amy Gustine

ISBN-10: 1941411207

ISBN-13: 9781941411209

"Amy Gustine's You may still Pity Us as a substitute is a devastating, humorous, and astonishingly frank choice of tales. Gustine will be brutally sincere in regards to the murky calculations, mystery goals and suppressed malice to which so much folks by no means admit, no longer even to ourselves."—Karen Russell

"You should still Pity Us as a substitute is an unbroken spell from first tale to final, regardless of the large diversity of matters and landscapes, sufferings and joys it explores."—Laura Kasischke

"Amy Gustine's tales go very unlikely borders either actual and ethical: a mom searching for her abducted son sneaks into Gaza, an Ellis Island inspector mourning his misplaced love performs God on the boundary among previous global and new. courageous, crucial, exciting, every one tale in You may still Pity Us as a substitute takes us to these locations we've by no means dared stopover at before."—Ben Stroud

You should still Pity Us as a substitute explores a few of our hardest dilemmas: the price of center East strife at its such a lot intimate point, the chance of God thought of in day by day phrases, the ethical stakes of relations responsibilities, and the inescapable truth of mortality. Amy Gustine indicates a unprecedented generosity towards her characters, instilling them with a thriving, brilliant presence.
Amy Gustine's brief fiction has seemed within the Kenyon Review, North American Review, Black Warrior Review, the Massachusetts Review, and plenty of different areas. She lives in Ohio.

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Wilkinson female voice of ‘rage and fury’ raised against war, which was seen by women as pure ‘folly’. Yet this voice of opposition to warfare, while initially futile, signified what the paper called ‘the subtle infection of womanishness which is bringing nearly the whole of the world’s manhood to womanish points of view on manly matters’. This ‘infection’ of anti-war sentiment, symbolized by the Hague Conferences, would not only end war, but would emasculate men by reducing the significance of their gender role and end their ‘superiority’ to women.

At first trained to be an observer, Bishop represents himself as always aiming at the supreme experience of being a lone fighter pilot: But all the times I was observing I wanted to be fighting. Whenever I saw one of the small, swift, single-seater machines, which were just then coming into vogue for fighting purposes, my resolve to become a fighting pilot would grow stronger and stronger. (24) Being selected for training as a pilot makes Bishop ‘happier than I can express’ (31) – it is as if flying alone is the fulfilment of the real value of flight, the escape from the social dependency of the ground.

Three or four men near the burst would topple over like so many tin soldiers . . I could not get the idea out of my head that it was just a game they were playing at; it all seemed so unreal. Nor could I believe that the little brown figures moving about below me were really men – men going to the glory of victory or the glory of death. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-24 20 Beyond Fiction? 21 These men seem to lack all the qualities which Bishop as airman has – they are unaware, lack speed, do not react and have no overview.

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