Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Short Story "Names" by Nancy Scott Hanway

I just finished reading Nancy Scott Hanway's short story "Names" which appeared in SHR (Southern Humanities Review) Winter 2007.

I just wanted to mention that I loved it! The journey of the main character Sid through this narrative was so recognizable and emotionally riveting. I could relate to the kooky relatives, the pressures of writing and marriage (the guilt, oh, the guilt), and the outrage at "authority"'s foot soldiers. The observations about the significance of names also rings true.

Someone ought put together of a collection of fiction set in either Disney World and/or Disney Land. I've seen that setting used before, and as Hanway has done in "Names", it takes on symbolic meanings Disney never intended.

You should check out this story!

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