The Little Dancer and Other Stories
Jantos, Jennifer Marie
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Set during the 1990s on the East Coast of the United States, this collection of short stories explores identity and diaspora where grief manifests viscerally. Be it the loss of a sister, the loss of a childhood home, the loss of health, or the loss of a grandmother's memory, the alienating event pushes characters into a perceived state of paralysis yet the ensuing emotional trajectories explore how fear and grief can be empowering when borne with emotional resilience and compassion.