Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Absolution by M.G. Tarquini

Just finished reading MG Tarquini's short story Absolution at Spinetingler Magazine and was very much impressed. It is quite short and the plot is delicate so that I can't say too much about or you'll think "Oh, I know this story already and, therefore, don't need to read it," but you'd be quite wrong. The story is much more than the some of its plot points. I can say that like As I Lay Dying and "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall," it has the POV of an old woman, bedridden. Jen serves as a pivot point between generations, and I can only say that what she observes is devastating. Not a crime story, but certainly fits the title of this blog. Have a look for yourself.

1 comment:

Sandra Ruttan said...

In the vein of shamelessly plugging MG, she had a story in the fall Spinetingler called Domino as well, and it's very different from Absolution but incredibly well done. There's a reason MG Tarquini was first runner up in December in Duane Swierczynski's newspaper competition for unpublished manuscripts - she can write anything and do it oh, so well.