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Fiction
Author: Maile Meloy
ISBN: 0719567718
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Pages 176 pages
Publisher John Murray Pubs Ltd (March 2005)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.9
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by Maile Meloy


Lean and controlled in their narration, abundant and moving in their effects, Maile Meloy’s stories introduce a striking talent.

Lean and controlled in their narration, abundant and moving in their effects, Maile Meloy’s stories introduce a striking talent. Most are set i Fourteen remarkable stories that combine strong Western settings with a subtle and distinct female voice. This critically celebrated debut collection marks the exciting beginning of prize-winner Meloy’s promising career. Lean and controlled in their narration, abundant and moving in their effects, Maile Meloy’s stories introduce a striking talent.

Maile Meloy is the author of the story collection Half in Love and the novel Liars and Saints, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize. She lives in California. Библиографические данные. Half in Love: Stories.

I love Maile Meloy, but she is not for everyone. This is a collection of short stories, by Montana born author Maile Meloy

I love Maile Meloy, but she is not for everyone. This is a collection of short stories, by Montana born author Maile Meloy. I knew nothing about the book, and it was recommended by a colleague at work, who graduated in English from Princeton. I don't believe I have read a short story since High School (To Build a Fire), even then I read them discretely, so reading an entire book of short stories was a shock to my reading sensibilities.

Half in love : stories. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

A mysterious apothecary. Award-winning writer Maile Meloy's return to short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to readers. Meloy's first return to short stories since her critically acclaimed debut, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It is an extraordinary new work from one of the most promising writers of the last decade. Eleven unforgettable new stories demonstrate the emotional power and the clean, assured style that have earned Meloy praise from critics and devotion from readers.

Half in Love - Maile Meloy. Maile Meloy is truly a master of her craft. FOR EIGHT MONTHS, I had been telling my client he had no tort claim. I have read many of stories by this author and I am always amazed by how easily she is able to grip my attention from the very first sentence and carry me along with her for the entire journey, and this collection of stories is no different. They are touching, poignant and gripping. They change the way you look at and think about life and daily experiences. Meloy’s stories stay with you long after they are completed and you have put the book back on the shelf.

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Half in Love by Maile Meloy (2002) Scribner (2003) 176 pp. Not too long ago, you’ll remember, I was positively gushing about Maile Meloy’s most recent collection of short stories, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It. As it so happens, my gushing was genuine. I wasted no time acquiring the rest of her backlist, which includes two novels and one other acclaimed collection of short stories, Half in Love. I was hoping to space out my reading of these short stories, but they are so short (most around ten pages), and so good, I couldn’t help reading one after another until they were all gone.

Selected for Richard & Judy's Summer Read, Maile Meloy's brilliant novel, Liars and Saints, was acclaimed by readers and reviewers alike. In deceptively straightforward writing, Meloy depicted the story of the Santerre family with remarkable insight and perception, creating 'an emotional resonance that lasts long after the last page' (Daily Mail). This same talent is again on display in these dazzling stories. Whether Meloy is describing a soldier's kiss in wartime London, a best friend's funeral or a young girl's determination to hang on to her virginity, the result is startling, fresh and unforgettable.
Ffrlel
I am an unabashed fan of Maile Meloy. I was hooked after reading Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It and then proceeded to her excellent novel Liars and Saints. When I saw her original short story collection on an older NY Times Notable Books list, I decided to pick it up to essentially complete the circle with Maile and I really liked it a lot. She writes in a very economical way. There is a strong hint of the modern Wild West in her stories that is refreshing to someone who has spent time in Montana where she hails from. I thought the saddest story in the bunch was The Ice Harvester that talked about a man who really like others today was in a job that became obsolete-bunch he soldiers through trying to make a living. Kite Whistler Aquamarine is a funny name for a story for sure but really hit hard as a man who probably had no business being a horse lover and breeder tried to bring a colt back from the dead. The story I enjoyed most was The River. I wondered as I read it if friends really have that sort of bond where being naked around each other doesn't phase them and where they worry as much about each other as themselves. An excellent set of short stories that I highly recommend to anyone who likes the genre and of course to Maile Meloy fans.
SlingFire
I read this book of short stories all in one afternoon sitting (and baby nap. Afterward I felt as wrung out as a dishrag, actually got so absorbed in the stories that I was as depressed as many of the characters are. This is a feeling I enjoy most of the time, but not for everyone. I love Maile Meloy, but she is not for everyone. If happy endings and rainbows are what you like, this book probably is not for you. But if you want to branch out, I would give her a try!
Kage
This is a collection of short stories, by Montana born author Maile Meloy. I knew nothing about the book, and it was recommended by a colleague at work, who graduated in English from Princeton.
I don't believe I have read a short story since High School (To Build a Fire), even then I read them discretely, so reading an entire book of short stories was a shock to my reading sensibilities. One of the reasons I read is to become lost in the story and with short stories, well they are short, so the experience is something entirely different. I think with short stories (at least ones this short), the sensation was for me more visceral. After reading them since their breadth was narrow I could stop and ponder them, their meaning and the feeling they invoked. However since there were so many stories, it was difficult to just sit down and read one right after another. Each new story was an entirely different set of characters, different context and setting; it was difficult to be able to shift gears between stories. I had to often pause and allow time for settling before reading the next story.
There were several themes that I observed acros the stories, first was a sense of life in Montana, the general attitude of its inhabitants towards life, nature and new comers. There was also as the title suggests a great deal said and unsaid about love. Every relationship was poignantly troubled in some regard, "half in love" is not half way there, but a relationship that never made it and never will or one that was and is half way gone. I don't believe there was any tale where the couple was truly happy. Even in the moving story of Kite Whistler Aquamarine where a man desperately struggles to save a filly born in the dead of winter and frost bitten, his wife has no admiration for his love and dedication to the horses, more she seems annoyed and disdainfully judgmental. Having said that I did not find the book depressing, and I enjoyed so much diversity, variety and interest across so many stories in such a short book.
One thing that did bother me about the physical layout of the book was that the left page title had the authors name and the right page title had the book's name. This made it difficult to know what was the name of the short story you were reading, and it made a particular short story hard to find.
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Ubrise
Both of Meloy’s volumes of stories present an impressive variety of situations, characters, narrative p.o.v. Each story provokes questions about people’s lives, as they adjust to circumstances, accept a newly clarified reality, wrestle with imperfection. The characters face their circumstances directly. There’s a clarity, spareness, focus to the stories or situations, a beneficial element of the short story form.
Family life is pretty spare, since most marriages are remote and kids are few. The relationship between females and males generally involves too much friction or one slipping away from the other.
Hiylchis
they were all a bit sad or wistful. Many of them left me wanting more. I'm not a huge fan of short stories although I do read them occasionally, but these were fairly quick reads and I wouldn't hesitate to read something else by Maile Meloy.
Opilar
Half in Love started a little slow for me, but then I grew to enjoy the sharp razor focus Meloy has in looking at snapshot moments of her characters lives. She's great at character development and story telling. I love the natural environments, and the sense of mystery and wildness in her writing. She takes a moment and creates a panoramic view of the charcters life, leaving the reader still to the fascinations of where the story might lead.
Larosa
Maile Maloy is an excellent author and has the rare gift of being able to write short stories where they are all good- not just a few good stories with the rest being filler. I highly recommend this book, especially if you enjoy short stories.